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Trade Integrity and Solutions to Covid-19

Over the last couple of weeks, the rate of Covid-19 infections has flattened in most of the Global North, while the opposite has happened in the Global South. Indeed, according to data from the World Health Organization...

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Out of Sight: Wildlife Trafficking Responses in Colombia

Cocora Valley, Colombia

by Abby Guen Operating in the Colombian forests and discreetly crossing borders are traffickers of an exotic good, generating millions of dollars a year in illicit profits: wildlife. As one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, Colombia’s...

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Remittances and Transparency in Government Reporting

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By Julia Yansura and Laura Porras Today, June 16th marks the International Day of Family Remittances, dedicated to recognizing the contributions of the international migrants who send over US$550 billion home to developing countries each year. And...

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Sudan Speaks: Surveys Reveal Voices of Hope

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 8, 2019: Demonstration in front of US Capitol Building calling for civilian rule in Sudan - man holds Sudan flag

As part of its new report ‘Sudan and Trade Integrity,’ Global Financial Integrity (GFI) worked with a contractor to conduct surveys with Sudanese thought leaders in Sudan. The surveys were conducted in March 2020 by phone with...

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How Uganda’s New Director of Public Prosecutions Can Tackle Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows

Kampala Uganda by Sarine Arslanian on Shuttershock

With a new head of prosecutions, Uganda has the chance to crack down on organized criminal networks that have made Uganda a safe haven for illicit activity. On April 24, 2020, Ugandan President Museveni appointed Hon. Justice...

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

Sunset on the Nile, Sudan via Shuttershock

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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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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