Measuring IFFs: Lessons in Improving Methods


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

Abnormal Pricing in International Commodity Trade: Evidence from Lao P.D.R.


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.

Tax Transparency to Curb Illicit Financial Flows in Commodity Trading


As a global commodity-trading hub, Switzerland’s potential role in facilitating Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) out of developing countries continues to be dissected in the policy and advocacy spheres. In their latest article, Dr. Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi and Dr. Irene Musselli discuss Switzerland’s legal framework and practices regarding Exchange of Information (EOI) between tax authorities and … Continue reading Tax Transparency to Curb Illicit Financial Flows in Commodity Trading

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 Azumah 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 … Continue reading Ghana Research Team: Experiences from 2017-2020