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Tax Evasion and Capital Flight in Africa

"Expanding the tax base raises government revenue and is essential for sustainable poverty reduction in African countries. With volatile ODA, FDI, loans, and remittances, domestic resource mobilization via taxes remains a vital source of revenue for…

Illicit Financial Flows and Stolen Assets Value Recovery

"Value recovery of stolen assets is both an enforcement of anti-money laundering laws and a potent weapon against corruption. When obtainable, it represents society’s credible commitment to ensure that “crimes do not pay.” We explore these linkages …

Capital Flight, Safe Havens and Secrecy Jurisdictions

"The terms “safe haven” and “secrecy jurisdiction” are arguably more appropriate than “tax haven” or even “offshore financial center” in discussing capital flight. Florida, for example, is thought to be the main destination for capital flight from …

Capital Flight and Institutional Frameworks to Promote Transparency

"The paper has three main objectives. First it identifies the kind of institutional frameworks at the global, regional and country level which have evolved to address the issues of illicit financial flows. Second, it analyzes the factors that have …

Strategies for Addressing Capital Flight

"This paper discusses strategies to stem capital flight from African countries. It emphasizes the importance of the distinction between licitly and illicitly acquired capital, and the need to tailor strategies to the specific type of capital flight…

Capital Flight and the Financial System

"Capital flight has become an increasing source of concern for policy makers in developing countries, including African economies, since it represents a severe constraint for growth and development. This paper analyzes how the domestic and global fi…

Illicit Financial Flows: Towards a more integrated approach for curbing Illicit Flows from Zimbabwe

"This study is an attempt to estimate the levels of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Zimbabwe’s Mining, Fisheries, Timber and Wildlife sectors, over the period 2009 to 2013. It seeks to assess the possible drivers of IFFs and the existing legal a…

Increasing Illicit Financial Flows in the Context of Declining Official Development Assistance

"In total it is estimated that Africa has lost an estimated US$528.9 billion between 2003 and 2012. This amount is one and half times more than the official development assistance of US$348.2 billion that the continent has received during the same p…

Philanthropy and Development in Southern Africa: Philanthropy and Illicit Financial Flows: Options for African Philanthropy to support Better Economic Governance and to Reduce Illicit Financial Flows

"This paper will consider the interrelationship between illicit financial flows (IFFs) and philanthropy in the South African and African economies. The objective of this paper is to explore ways in which African philanthropy can support efforts to i…

Philanthropy and Development in Southern Africa: Tax (In)Justice and Philanthropy

"Sharife argues that not much has changed since the days of the Rosetta Stone, when it relates to ‘governance’ of what the paper terms the ‘needs economy’. This ‘needs economy’ is a product of hyper-competitive economic systems that frame social we…

Pan African CSO Conference On Financing For Development Report 2015

"The meeting also provided a platform for Pan African CSOs to develop a strategy to influence the outcome of the third FFD and beyond. The key outcomes from the preparatory meeting are; the need for Africa to exit from Aid, need to promote good gove…

Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting in Africa - Part 1 - Africa’s Response to the OECD BEPS Action Plan

Africa’s response to the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project is examined in this paper. The paper also acknowledges that BEPS concerns for developing countries (such as those in Africa) may not necessarily be the same as those fo…

Combating Corruption by Continuing Campaign of Sensitization

"The objective of the seminar was to compile information of what constitutes international illicit financial flows, the mechanisms and instruments by which they are operated, what they mean to Africa, and Ethiopia, and generate awareness on the basi…

The Impacts of Illicit Financial Flows on Peace and Security in Africa

Ranges of estimates of illicit financial flows confirm that the problem facing Africa is large and has grown substantially. Losses annually in recent years range as high as $100 billion. For many countries the long term average has exceeded 10% of…

Justice Africa draft Report : ‘Defence Procurement, Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows’

The linkages between defence spending, corruption and illicit financial flows were examined in this report. The research content is guided by the TANA Forum Terms of Reference, dated 16 December 2013. The research proposal was submitted by Justice…

Natural Resources and Capital Flight: A Role for Policy?

"This paper investigates the relationship between natural resources and capital flight in the form of tax avoidance from multinational corporations. In particular, it focuses on the spillover effects in terms of tax revenue mobilization and stock ma…

Governance and Illicit Financial Flows

"Insofar that it corrodes governance, engendering opportunistic crimes, grand corruption lies at the core of the problem of illicit financial flows. We identify at least two likely antagonistic circles in the illicit flow process—a virtuous circle a…

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: Role of the Private Sector

Success in implementing Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals depends largely on the availability and adequacy of resources. Africa realizes that industrialization is the way to go, as outlined in the two continental development plans,…

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: The Role of the Civil Society

With the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the commitment of Africa to implement Agenda 2063, which is the continent’s development blueprint, domestic resource mobilization becomes a crucial issue. Given the backgroun…

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: The Role of Development Partners

The funding sources for development programs have been neither stable nor predictable, particularly after the global financial crisis in 2008. It has become clear that while donor financing remains important, overreliance on donor funding will not …

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