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Why the FACTI Panel should consider trade integrity

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There are just ten years left to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and yet countries face a $2.5 trillion annual financing gap to achieve the corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This figure does not account...

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Around the halls: GFI’s top picks for what to read and watch during quarantine

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As much of the world experiences life under quarantine from COVID-19, the team at Global Financial Integrity share our top picks for the books, TV shows, movies and long-form journalism examining illicit financial flows (IFFs) from multiple...

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Unaccountable: The Role of Accountancy Firms in International Financial Scandals

The revelatory Luanda Leaks by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 35 partner organizations exposed the critical role financial service providers – frequently Western – play in facilitating massive international financial scandals. Indeed, the ICIJ...

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New GFI Report Shows Trade Misinvoicing a Major Problem for Developing Countries

A lack of trade integrity results in potentially massive revenue losses – all at a time when most countries are struggling to mobilize domestic resources for development Global Financial Integrity (GFI) recently released its newest report, “Trade-Related...

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The Year Ahead

We have a big year planned for 2020. From advocacy and research, to panel participation and other high-level engagements, check out some of the projects we’ll be working on this year: Advocacy In 2019, we began advocacy...

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Why India Cannot Get the Money Back

Excerpted from ‘India – Still a Shackled Giant’ by Dev Kar, with Penguin Random House India permission.  A few years after retiring from the IMF, I applied for the position of lead economist at GFI, then a...

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With Spate of New Bills, Congress Has Chance to Tackle Kleptocracy

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Twenty-five luxury vehicles worth over US$27 million. Gilded toilets in a secret forest compound. Three lions in a private zoo. A US$200,000 wedding dress for a cabinet minister’s daughter. The bounty of kleptocracy can take many, sometimes...

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Plundering the future: Why the IMF must quantify grand corruption

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By Tom Cardamone and Maureen Heydt As the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group kick off the 2019 Annual Meetings this week, government officials, central bankers, academics, civil society and journalists will descend on Washington...

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