Ghana Research Team: Experiences from 2017-2020


Introduction In this post, the Ghana-based economics researchers present their experiences over the period 2017-20. Dr. Ama Asantewah Ahene-Codjoe and PhD candidate Angela Alu worked collaboratively with project coordinator and lead researcher, Dr Rahul Mehrotra at the Graduate Institute, Geneva to analyze and estimate illicit financial flows via trade misinvoicing in the export of Ghana’s … Continue reading Ghana Research Team: Experiences from 2017-2020

New Report on the Role of Commodity Trading Hubs in Illicit Financial Flows, December 2019


In December 2019, Kristina Enger, Floris de Klerk Wolters and Alex Ho Cheung Wong submitted a Capstone report focusing on the role of prominent trading hubs as one of the main actors facilitating the network of IFFs. The researchers are current Masters students in International Affairs, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. … Continue reading New Report on the Role of Commodity Trading Hubs in Illicit Financial Flows, December 2019

Contributions of the Lao PDR Team | Curbing IFFs Research Workshop, 14-15 February 2019


Lao PDR is a resource-rich, developing country in Southeast Asia with a population of 7.2 million. Economic growth averaged more than 7% per year for most of the last decade, among the fastest in Asia. The Lao economy is heavily dependent on capital-intensive natural resource sector exports, which include hydroelectricity, mineral and agricultural commodities (copper, … Continue reading Contributions of the Lao PDR Team | Curbing IFFs Research Workshop, 14-15 February 2019

Contributions of the Ghana Team | Curbing IFFs Research Workshop, 14-15 February 2019


Under the leadership of Dr. Fred Dzanku, one of the co-applicants for the r4d Curbing IFFs Research Project, the research team from Ghana participated in the Research Workshop at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva on the 14th and 15th February 2019. The team made some significant contributions to the success of … Continue reading Contributions of the Ghana Team | Curbing IFFs Research Workshop, 14-15 February 2019