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A Piece of the Puzzle: Building Sudan’s Economic Future

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As Sudan’s transitional government works to extricate itself from decades of mismanagement, civil strife and corruption it faces hydralike challenges before it will be able to stabilize the economy and provide adequate services to its beleaguered populace....

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Covid-19 and Illicit Financial Flows: What’s to Come

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Even in normal times, there has been a growing recognition of the threat that illicit financial flows (IFFs) pose to the integrity and stability of the global financial system. But now, with the onslaught of the Covid-19...

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Voices in Transparency – Zoe Reiter, Project on Government Oversight

“I am passionate about pushing governments to be more accountable to the public interest, especially to the groups that are systematically marginalized from power.” As part of Global Financial Integrity’s work to highlight the voices and work...

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Why a Public-Private Partnership is Urgently Needed to Combat Trade-Based Money Laundering

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece was written by a former US Treasury official, who has requested anonymity. Many illicit finance experts agree trade-based money laundering (TBML) is one of the largest, if not the largest, money laundering...

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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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