Toolkit to Advocate Against Excessive Financial Regulations on CSOs Released!

SCS Global partner ICNL has developed a toolkit to help CSOs ease excessive financial restrictions imposed as a response to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) ratings. These resources assist stakeholders with:


  • Understanding FATF standards, procedures, timelines, and options for engagement;
  • Mapping relevant laws and actors;
  • Evaluating their country’s AML-CTF laws, regulations, and other measures; and
  • Developing advocacy strategies to anticipate and counter government arguments premised on inaccurate characterizations of FATF’s revised standards.


The toolkit is available online in both English and Spanish. SCS Global plans to conduct trainings on the toolkit to raise awareness of excessive financial restrictions and its potential effects on programming, as well as the ways in which the toolkit can assist CSO partners.