goTrace is being developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Development of goTrace began in 2013, as a result of discussions between the Global Programme against Money Laundering (GPML) and the Financial Intelligence Unit of Afghanistan (FINTRACA) where the secure but anonymised comparison of data was identified as a key challenge for law enforcement agencies.
The United Kingdom provided the goTrace Project with seed funding in 2015. This has allowed a prototype to be developed and offered for trial to Member States. Several member States and multi-national money service providers have expressed interest in trialling goTrace.
The maintenance, development and implementation of goTrace depends on Member States continuing contributions, which allows goTrace to be provided for free.