RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS) welcomes ongoing cooperation with the National Endowment for Democracy, which builds on previous work on empowering civil society and journalists to combat corruption.
The new grant supports three complementary workstreams: the continuation of our project titled ‘Restricting Kleptocracy: Strengthening Monitoring and Accountability in the First Mile’, and two new initiatives entitled ‘Countering Authoritarian Abuses of the FATF Standards’ and ‘The European Sanctions and Illicit Finance Monitoring and Analysis Network (SIFMANet)’.
The first phase of the Restricting Kleptocracy project engaged civil society and investigative journalists in Latin America, East Africa and the Western Balkans with workshops on anti-financial crime standards. The discussions unveiled several areas that could further support grassroots communities in holding kleptocrats and corrupt actors in their countries to account. The project will continue with a deeper focus on developing understanding of beneficial ownership transparency and asset recovery mechanisms, and how this knowledge can be useful for investigative and advocacy work. It will also aim to expand knowledge of the interpretation of FATF evaluation reports and country lists.
Euro SIFMANet brings together European research institutions to raise awareness and inform policymaking against the illicit financial flows that continue to undermine our democracies.
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, non-profit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 2,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 100 countries.Find out more