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Illicit Financial Flows and the Regulatory Framework for Mineral Exploitation: Arrangements in Cameroon

From the discussion in this paper, a number of issues have been brought to the limelight regarding good governance in the extractive sector in general and the mineral exploitation sector in particular. Firsly, that Africa in general and Cameroon in …

TrustAfrica - Newsletter April-June/Avril-Juin 2019

TrustAfrica is pleased to announce the resumption of its newsletter. This quarterly publication will highlight key activities carried out by TrustAfrica and provide you with the schedule of its upcoming activities. It will focus mainly on the work …

African Leadership Forum 2018: Financing Africa's Transformation for Sustainable Development 2-3 August 2018, Kigali Rwanda

Despite significant economic progress over the last two decades, African policy makers still face a significant challenge in mobilizing resources to finance development. Government budgets have increased thanks to a number of factors, including deb…

The Global Challenges of Illicit Financial Flows

Illicit financial flows (IFFs) have become a serious threat to the attainment of global development goals. On February 28th, 2020, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, and the President of ECOSOC, Mona Juul, …

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 …

Africa Capacity Report 2015: Capacity Imperatives for Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa

The objectives of the ACR are to measure and examine capacity in relation to the development agenda in African countries by focusing on the key determinants and components of capacity for development. The first chapter is devoted primarily to Africa…

Rapport sur les Capacités en Afrique RICA 2015 Les impératifs de capacités pour la mobilisation des ressources intérieures en Afrique

Le Rapport sur les Capacités en Afrique (RICA) 2015 envoie un message très clair : avec l’amenuisement de l’aide publique au développement en direction de l’Afrique, le continent devra compter davantage sur la mobilisation des ressources intérieures…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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