Press Statement on National Risk Assessment

October 10, 2018
A team from the Financial Market Integrity Unit of the World Bank Group is in Aruba to assist the authorities in undertaking a National Risk Assessment on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing. The working group for the National Risk Assessment is led by Ms. Kiki van der Werf of the Centrale Bank van Aruba.
The assessment aims to identify the primary money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risks in Aruba through a comprehensive analysis that will enable the design of a fitting strategy and mitigating actions. This will help allocate resources for the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing more effectively and efficiently, while meeting international standards as established by e.g., the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). 
The risk assessment process itself is organized, led and undertaken by the national authorities using the World Bank Group’s self-assessment tool. The World Bank Group will assist Aruba during this visit in understanding the underlying methodology and using the tool. This way, Aruba will also build the capacity to undertake future risk assessments with no or minimal external support. The self-assessment methodology supports collaboration between the different government agencies and private sector parties that are jointly responsible for the country’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing efforts.
The World Bank Group has supported over eighty countries in performing their national risks assessments since 2010.

 

Comunicado di prensa tocante e evaluacion nacional di riesgo


10 di oktober 2018
Staf di e unidad di “Financial Market Integrity” cu ta forma parti di World Bank ta na Aruba  pa asisti Gobierno di Aruba den evaluacion die riesgonan nacional asocia cu labamento di placa y financiamento di terorismo. Pa ehecucion y coordinacion di e evaluacion aki a establece un grupo di trabou precidi pa señora Kiki van der Werf di Banco Central di Aruba.
E evaluacion tin como proposito identifica e riesgonan primario di labamento di placa y di financiamento di terorismo na Aruba. Lo ehecuta un analisis completo cu lo facilita diseño di un strategia adecua y mitiga accionnan. Esaki lo yuda aloca recursonan necesario pa un combatimento contra labamento di placa y financiamento di terorismo mas efectivo y eficiente, mientras cu lo cumpli cu e standardnan internacional estableci pa, entre otro, e Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Gobierno di Aruba ta organisa, lidera y realisa e proceso di evaluacion di riesgo tumando e instrumento di auto-evaluacion di e World Bank. Durante e bishita aki, staf asigna di World Bank lo asisti Aruba den compronde e metodologia di auto-evaluacion y uzo di e instrumento aki. Di e manera aki, Aruba lo por genera e capacidad pa por evalua e riesgonan aki den futuro sin of cu ayudo minimo di agencianan/institutonan di exterior. E metodologia di auto-evaluacion ta encera colaboracion estrecho entre diferente agencianan gubernamental y representantenan di e sector priva y publico.
Desde 2010, World Bank a sostene ocho pais den nan proceso di auto-evaluacion igual na esun cu e lo asisti Aruba den e proximo dianan.