06 April, 2008
The APG and the World Bank will trial a Strategic Implementation Planning (SIP) Framework at a Workshop hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 1 to 4 April.
The Strategic Implementation Planning (SIP) Framework aims to provide post-mutual evaluation implementation assistance. It is a product of the work undertaken by the APG Implementation Issues Working Group (IIWG) and the World Bank.
Objective of Workshop
The primary objective of the Workshop is to pilot a draft Strategic Implementation Planning (SIP) Framework with representatives from targeted APG jurisdictions in order to:
Participants will use MER recommendations from their recent mutual evaluation reports, where applicable and available. Using the draft SIP Framework provided, participants will prioritise and sequence the recommendations in those reports.
Jurisdictions may use the outputs of the Workshop to enhance their own AML/CFT implementation plans.
Participants and Facilitators
Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mongolia, Nepal and Vanuatu have been identified as key strategically important members to benefit from attending this workshop because of one or more of the following factors:
There will be 25 participants, five each from each of the five jurisdictions who will be:
(i) the national coordinator/main contact point for implementation of their MER recommendations; and/or
(ii) persons with legal, financial/regulatory and law enforcement/FIU responsibilities (one person from each discipline and representing each relevant agency) involved in implementing their MER recommendations.
Participants are sponsored from the APG (AusAID funds) and the World Bank Canada Trust Fund.
The host, Malaysia is meeting the conference facility expenses.
Experts from the APG Secretariat, the World Bank, Malaysia, Canada, the UK, Australia and the UNODC will facilitate at the workshop.
A revised and final SIP Framework which will be tabled at the next APG Annual Meeting in Bali. Once adopted, it will become a new tool for jurisdictions to use on a voluntary basis.
Completion of draft implementation plans by participants.