In 2021, FSVC launched a program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to combat money laundering, financial crimes and corruption. FSVC provides technical assistance to the Financial Intelligence Unit (CENAREF) and the newly created Anti-Corruption Agency (APLC) to help them operationalize their efforts and strengthen inter-agency coordination. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
FSVC is providing technical assistance to government agencies and private sector institutions to address key weaknesses identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation Report. Specific areas of support include strengthening analytic capabilities to more effectively detect and investigate suspicious activity, and to build strong cases for prosecution in instances of money laundering, terrorism financing or corruption. FSVC is also helping to strengthen inter-agency coordination.