A United Nations Development Program (UNDP) commissioned report from Global Financial Integrity (GFI) on illicit financial flows from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) was presented for discussion yesterday at the United Nations IV Conference on Least Developed Countries hosted by the Republic of Turkey. Written by...
Valentina Rigamonti at the Task Force’s Transparency International posted today on their blog about Greece, corruption, and how values and culture connect the two. Corruption and tax evasion are seriously undermining the integrity of the Greek state, and are severe contributors to the current crisis in the...
By Ann Hollingshead A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post criticizing the philosophies of Dan Mitchell, a libertarian scholar from the Cato Institute. I asked for a “thoughtful discussion” and I got it—both from the comments section of our blog and from Dan himself. ...
The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development is a consortium of Governments and NGOs and is guided by a coordinating committee which consists of the following entities: Global Financial Integrity*Christian AidGlobal WitnessTax Justice NetworkTransparency InternationalSecretariat of the Leading Group on Solidarity Levies...
Greece has been in the news a lot lately and as we all know, it has not been good news.  By all accounts, the austerity measures being imposed on the population as a condition for bailing Greece out of the financial crisis, is severe.  As Walter Mead points out...
Money laundering is a serious criminal process that is used to fund and shield some of the most violent and destabilizing enterprises around the world. Regulators, managers and whistleblowers alike must understand how to spot money laundering as well as the heavy risks that...
Illicit Outflows from MENA Growing Faster than Any Other Region Reverberations from the violent protests in Tunisia are knocking on Egypt’s door. On Wednesday, the Egyptian authorities threatened “immediate” arrest for any public gatherings or protests in response to a massive march in opposition to the...
The Tri-Border Area (TBA) between Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil is comprised of three cities: Puerto Iguazu (Argentina), Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), and Foz do Iguacu (Brazil). The area is well known as a haven for illicit activities ranging from counterfeiting to intellectual property theft to money laundering,...
The Partnership Panel, which meets in the first and third quarter of the year, is comprised of key governments and institutions that provide funding to and/or cooperate closely with the Task Force.  The Partnership Panel mandate is to facilitate meetings with other government officials, provide information on...
September 24 – 25, 2009 PREAMBLE 1. We meet in the midst of a critical transition from crisis to recovery to turn the page on an era of irresponsibility and to adopt a set of policies, regulations and reforms to meet...