Implementation Issues

Strategic Implementation Planning

The APG 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 in 2008. The World Bank and the Government of Canada provided the necessary funding support for this project.

The SIP Framework was adopted by the APG membership in 2008 to assist APG members to respond to the recommendations made in mutual evaluation reports to more closely comply with the international FATF standards. Since then the document has received widespread use across the globe, not just within the APG membership, and has proven to be a very useful tool for general policy and regulatory planning as well as assistance for development of national risk assessments.

The SIP Framework has gone through a series of improvements since its original form in 2008 based on implementation lessons. The most significant enhancement was made in 2011, with the addition of the Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Template. Revisions to the SIP Framework occur regularly, as needed, to address emerging issues.