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Financial Market Integrity



cover  Public Wrongs, Private Actions: Civil Lawsuits to Recover Stolen Assets publication by the World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR)

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Interview with Financial Integrity manager, Jean Pesme

Programs on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) are essential elements of the World Bank’s development mandate in the financial sector. They relate to, and reinforce, the Bank’s complementary work on governance and legal framework issues.

Financial Market Integrity Service Line provides client countries and World Bank staff with tools for increasing transparency and for going after the “dirty money” as a means for strengthening financial soundness, safety and integrity of the financial system.

Our AML/CFT and asset disclosure tools offer innovative avenues for fighting crimes and addressing development issues of governance and anti-corruption, financial inclusion, ease of doing business, stolen asset recovery, and illicit flows. The objective of the Financial Market Integrity Group is to support client countries in strengthening the integrity of their financial sectors through:














 Technical Assistance

We support countries through workshops, mentorships, and advisory services in designing and adopting AML/CFT strategies.



We carry out assessments of countries’ anti-money laundering and combating terrorism financing regime.


 Policy Development

We engage client countries and standard setters to influence policy changes at national and global levels.



Innovations in Financial Disclosure
Elizabeth Warren: Bust Banks that Launder Drug Money
Bringing the Banks to Account article
Why do financial disclosure systems matter for corruption?
Stolen Assets Recovery: An initiative by the World Bank and the United Nations. See details…
Financial Disclosure by Public Officials: Practices, Challenges, and Lessons Learned in Asia

Alternative Remittance Systems in Kazakhstan (click here for English or Russian)


Fighting Corruption: The Politically Exposed Persons Factor article


Will financial disclosure by public officials mean less corruption? article


How to Cut Down the Illegal Logging Mafia article


Namibia: Building an Anti-Money Laundering System from Scratch brief

Dirty money: Let’s talk about risks and results article


Somali Remittance Freeze: What Can Be Done About It? article


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