The Curbing Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) research project has just been renewed by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (R4D.ch) for the second phase 2020-23. Our interdisciplinary, North-South collaborative project began in 2017 and has since made significant progress in improving collective knowledge and understanding of IFFs. Through intensive collaborations with … Continue reading Curbing IFFs Research Project extended for second phase (2020-23)!
Introduction The fight against illicit financial flows (IFFs), in particular against those originating from trade misinvoicing in commodity exports, has become especially relevant for resource-rich countries focused on strengthening their domestic resource mobilization (DRM) strategies. In an effort to promote evidence-based and effective policymaking, studies on IFFs are facing diverse challenges, particularly over the conceptual … Continue reading Abnormal Pricing in Peruvian Copper Concentrate Exports: Key recommendations for empirical studies
Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) have gained considerable traction in the advocacy and policy sphere, with most attention directed to their damaging impact on resource-rich developing countries that rely heavily on natural resource revenues. However, significant challenges remain in the conceptual framework and appropriate measurement techniques that aim to trace, curb, and redirect public revenue lost … Continue reading Measuring IFFs: Lessons in Improving Methods
Introduction In this post, the economics researchers based in Lao P.D.R. present their experiences over the period 2017-20. The blogpost was written by Dr. Vanthana Nolintha, a Senior Researcher and Deputy Permanent Secretary of Lao PDR’s Ministry of Planning and Investment and Mr. Vanxay Sayavong, Researcher and Deputy Chief of Macroeconomic Monitoring and Forecasting Division … Continue reading Abnormal Pricing in International Commodity Trade: Evidence from Lao P.D.R.
While “Illicit Financial Flows” (IFFs) have received considerable attention by virtue of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 16.4, which aims at reducing IFFs, consensus on the boundaries of the concept remain elusive. In their latest article, Dr. Irene Musselli and Dr. Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi review and challenge some of the key tenets of the debate. … Continue reading Illicit Financial Flows: Concepts and Definition