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Solvej Krause

Financial Sector Specialist

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Solvej Krause is a financial sector specialist with the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), a World Bank-UNODC partnership that supports international efforts to end safe havens for corrupt funds and facilitates efforts to return proceeds of corruption. She provides technical assistance on anti-corruption measures including beneficial ownership disclosure and leads research to quantitatively map international asset recovery. As a representative for the World Bank, she contributes to a FATF workstream on Recommendation 24 and is developing a new module for the World Bank’s AML/CFT National Risk Assessment (NRA) tool focused on legal entities. She is a contributing author to a number of World Bank publications, including a chapter on beneficial ownership transparency the 2020 Global Report, Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Transparency: The Fight Against Corruption.  

Previously, she was a journalist on the investigations team of the Sunday Times (“Insight Team”), where she worked on investigations on expenses abuse in the UK House of Lords, money in politics, and vote-buying during the FIFA World Cup bidding process. She was also a researcher for documentary films about human trafficking and “Zero Days”, a documentary about cyberwar by filmmaker Alex Gibney. Solvej has an MA in International Economics and International Relations from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University.