Ecuador: risk index of money laundering and terrorist financing 2015-2019

In 2019, Ecuador was ranked as the country with the fifth highest risk of money laundering and terrorist financing in Latin America, with an index score of 6.25, slightly down from a 6.3 score the year before.

The Basel AML Index is a composite index, a combination of 14 different indicators with regards to corruption, financial standards, political disclosure and rule of law and tries to measure the risk level of money laundering and terrorist financing in different countries. The numbers used are based on publicly available sources such as the FATF, Transparency International, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum and are meant to serve as a starting point for further investigation.

Risk index score of money laundering and terrorist financing in Ecuador from 2015 to 2019

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Ecuador

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Figures prior 2019 come from previous publications.
The source measured the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing by using several indicators, such as rule of law and financial regulations. It is explicitly stated that there is no reliable quantitative data on money laundering available, and the index score is used to "indicate the risk level, i.e. the vulnerabilities of money laundering and terrorist financing within a country". The higher the number, the higher the risk.

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