The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
The Maldives has taken steps to lay down the foundations of an antimoney laundering and counterterrorist financing (AML/CFT) framework. This report summarizes the AML/CFT measures that were in place in the Maldives at the time of the onsite visit (October 17-28, 2010) and shortly thereafter. The report describes and analyzes these measures and offers recommendations on how to strengthen certain aspects of the AML/CFT system. It also assesses the Maldives' level of compliance with the Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).