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Factsheets

GFI collaborates with in-country partners to create short, informative and easy to comprehend factsheets regarding specific issues facing the individual countries. GFI has worked in Colombia, Kenya and Uganda to produce factsheets regarding the effects illicit financial flows and beneficial ownership transparency have on local communities. 

Download these factsheets here:

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Kenya:

Uganda:

Videos

GFI also works with in-country partners to produce videos to illustrate our research and the impacts illicit activities have on local communities. GFI has produced a video illustrating the impact of illicit gold mining in Colombia. Stay tuned for upcoming videos on Kenya and Uganda. 

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.

Briefings

In addition to reports, GFI produces short briefings which provide in-depth research on specified issues. 

Trade Advisory: Out of the Woods: Trade Misinvoicing and Exports of Tropical Timber from Colombia

By Channing Mavrellis

This Trade Brief provides an analysis of Colombia’s tropical wood exports between 2009-2018, assessing the level of trade misinvoicing and providing recommendations on how to address related gaps in policy and enforcement. Addressing trade misinvoicing is a critical step towards safeguarding Colombia’s forests and overall biodiversity.

Lee el informe en español aquí.

Policy Brief: Enhancing National Security by Reimagining FinCEN

By Tom Cardamone

This Policy Brief explores the national security risks posed by poor anti-money laundering (AML) efforts, coupled with the fact that the US dollar and the American financial system are magnets for illicit money from around the world. The paper compiles interviews with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) experts to explore what the Biden administration can do to address this critical national security risk.

Policy Insight: The Future of Beneficial Ownership in the United States: Trade, Transportation, and National Security Implications

By Lakshmi Kumar and Julia Yansura

This Policy Insight assesses where the United States currently stands in terms of beneficial ownership, analyzes how beneficial ownership is seen in the U.S. policy priorities, looks to the future of ways to strengthen beneficial ownership in the United States going forward, and puts beneficial ownership in the context of trade and transportation, both important factors in national security.

Recomendaciones para la consolidación de un enfoque de beneficiarios finales en el proyecto de ley anticorrupción 

En este documento GFI expone las diferentes recomendaciones al proyecto de ley anticorrupción que surte trámite en el Senado de la República de Colombia, alrededor de las disposiciones sobre beneficiarios finales que contiene la propuesta legislativa. Solo con la consolidación de una política que permita identificar los dueños reales detrás de los bienes y servicios, será posible reducir la corrupción y transitar a prácticas más transparentes.