Global Financial Integrity

 
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Colombia

In Colombia, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) engages civil society, journalists, government agencies and multi-lateral institutions to advocate for a more transparent and robust financial and trade system. Specifically, GFI’s work in Colombia has looked at issues surrounding illicit financial flows, corruption, natural resource crime and trade misinvoicing. To raise awareness around these issues and their impacts, GFI has worked with partner organizations to conduct analysis, produce factsheets and reports, organize events, and create videos.

Como parte de nuestro trabajo de incidencia, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) trabaja de la mano con la sociedad civil, medios de comunicación, gobiernos e instituciones multi-laterales para lograr un sistema financiero y comercial más transparente y robusto. Específicamente el trabajo de GFI se ha enfocado en flujos financieros ilícitos, corrupción, crímenes relacionados con el medio ambiente y facturación fraudulenta. Para generar mayor conciencia e impactar positivamente alrededor de estas problemáticas, GFI trabaja de la mano de organizaciones de base en el país con las que actualmente produce análisis, informes y reportes, así como eventos y videos para movilizar la opinión pública y los tomadores de decisión en la región.

Reports

GFI has produced three recent reports on Colombia, “Illicit Financial Flows and Colombia,” “The Gold Standard: Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in the Colombian Gold Sector Through Greater Transparency,” and the upcoming Trade Advisory “Out of the Woods: Trade Misinvoicing and Exports of Tropical Timber from Colombia,” These reports serve as an important evidence base for our advocacy work.

Read the reports here:

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Factsheets

GFI has also produced fact sheets looking at why financial transparency is important in the local context. These fact sheets address topics such as Beneficial Ownership, Environmental Justice, Human Rights, and Trade Misinvoicing, drawing from real-life examples to advocate for larger policy changes.

Download the PDFs here:

En Colombia, GFI ha producido información clave sobre la importancia de la transparencia financiera para el desarrollo del país. Estos documentos ofrecen datos relevantes sobre beneficiarios finales, justicia ambiental, derechos humanos y facturación fraudulenta, y aportan ejemplos reales sobre cómo incidir en las políticas públicas y en las discusiones públicas para lograr cambios y avances en estas problemáticas.

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Events:

A Clean Cut: Addressing Informality and Illegality in the Colombian Timber Sector

April 8, 2021

GFI will host a discussion on the drivers of deforestation in Colombia and what can be done to strengthen environmental protection. Our panel of experts will address transparency strategies, trade integrity, regulatory approaches, and private sector initiatives to strengthen supply chain integrity. GFI’s Channing Mavrellis will present new research from an upcoming Trade Advisory “Out of the Woods: Trade Misinvoicing and Exports of Tropical Timber from Colombia.”

The Gold Standard: Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in the Colombian Gold Sector through Greater Transparency

February 10, 2021

GFI was joined by more than 200 participants for a presentation of new research on gold mining in Colombia. Julia Yansura and John Cassara from Global Financial Integrity, Mario Valencia from Cedetrabajo, Jose Manuel Ochoa from the Humboldt Institute and Natalia Gonzalez from Alliance for Responsible mining discussed their research from the report, The Gold Standard: Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in the Colombian Gold Sector through Greater Transparency. This event examined the impacts gold mining in Colombia has on local mining communities, the environment and trade. In particular, it focused on why the mining sector is vulnerable to illicit financial flows and what policy solutions can be implemented related to supply chain transparency, formalization and beneficial ownership.

Videos

Not all that Glitters is Gold: The Gold Standard in Colombia

In 2019, Colombia exported over 52 metric tons of gold worth an estimated US$1.8 billion to trading partners worldwide. As such, gold represents an important resource for the country, as well as an economic livelihood for many. But greater transparency is needed to ensure supply chain integrity. 

Watch our video to learn more about the importance of transparency and integrity in the Colombian gold sector.

No todo lo que brilla es oro, por una minería de oro transparente en Colombia

En Colombia no todo lo que brilla es oro. El país está dejando de percibir millones de dólares debido al comercio ilegal y la facturación fraudulenta del metal precioso. En Global Financial Integrity  queremos que el oro realmente brille para Colombia… Pero ¿cómo hacerlo?… Este video explora los caminos hacia la transparencia que tiene el país para hacer de este sector un buen aliado de la economía, las comunidades mineras y los consumidores.