Implementation Issues

Strategic Implementation Planning Framework (SIP)

The APG Operations Committee (previously the IIWG) in partnership with the World Bank and Bank Negara Malaysia, successfully piloted a Strategic Implementation Planning (SIP) Framework at a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 1 to 4 April 2008. The World Bank and the Government of Canada privided funding in support of this workshop.

The SIP Framework was presented and adopted by the APG membership in July 2008 to be used on a voluntary basis by members.

The APG membership approved amendments to the SIP Framework in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 to further enhance the document based on implementation lessons. The most significant enhancement was made in 2011, with the addition of the Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Template. The amendments in 2012 were limited to Template 1 on National Risk Assessment, essentially by replacing the numbering in the old FATF Recommendations with the new numbering in the revised FATF Recommendations adopted in February 2012.

Revisions to the SIP Framework occur regularly as needed to address emerging issues.

SIP Framework

The SIP Framework aims to provide post-mutual evaluation implementation assistance by prioritising and sequencing the implementation of mutual evaluation report recommendations, on the basis of identified risks/vulnerabilities and ‘building block’ FATF Recommendations, and factoring in resourcing and capacity issues. It is intended as a tool for APG members to use on a voluntary basis and will ideally be used immediately after the adoption of a mutual evaluation report.

The SIP Framework may be used by all APG members, but in particular should be used by members which lack resources, knowledge and skills to address the recommendations made in their mutual evaluation report.