This PowerPoint presentation prepares CSOs to participate in and influence policymaking and FATF evaluations related to money laundering and terrorism financing in the non-profit sector. It provides explanations of the FATF’s suggested actions that countries should take and a checklist of key questions to help users:
- Understand the timeline for FATF country evaluations;
- Identify where their respective country falls on the timeline;
- Anticipate potential new restrictions as well as opportunities to engage government policymakers and FATF evaluators;
- Options NPOs may consider for collective action and what might gained from those actions; and
- What they might gain from the engagement; and
- Suggestions for how to approach the government and FATF evaluators.
CSOs can also use this presentation to consider their strategic options depending upon the sector’s relationship with the government, with separate recommendations for circumstances in which the government:
- Has not demonstrated any interest in collaborating with the NPO sector on sector risk assessments or FATF peer evaluations;
- Has invited such collaboration; or
- Is openly hostile to the civil society sector.
The presentation concludes with guidance on the importance of unified action, strategic alliances at the national, regional, and global levels, and international mechanisms and events that may serve as platforms for advocacy for improved implementation of FATF standards.
(Please note: This presentation must be run in full slide show mode in order to view it properly with transitions and animation.)