How to Assess Commodity-trade Related Illicit Financial Flows? by Prof. Gilles Carbonnier and Dr. Rahul Mehrotra This article originally appeared in L’Agefi Commodities, Special Edition, April, 2019: https://stsa.swiss/news/stsa-news/commodities-2019-magazine Developing countries are expected to mobilise greater domestic resources to pay for the Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, illicit financial flows (IFFs) have become a critical … Continue reading New Media Article in L’Agefi Commodities, April 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
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
Watch this video to hear about our internal Research Workshop and Public Panel Discussion Event, titled ‘Taxation and Development: Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in Commodity Trade’.
On the 14th and 15th February 2019, the Curbing IFFs research project hosted an international research workshop at the Graduate Institute, in Geneva. The two-day event involved our research teams from Ghana, Laos and Switzerland presenting their preliminary research findings and discussing next steps with our Advisory Group. The workshop also included an expert panel … Continue reading Research Workshop on 14-15 February 2019
On Tuesday 6th November 2018, the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, opened the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), a platform for buying and selling listed agricultural commodities. It is the first of its kind in West Africa, and one of three on the African continent, and is meant to make Ghana the agricultural hub of the … Continue reading Reflections on Ghana’s Commodity Exchange