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ACBF Board of Governors Issues Paper: Accessing Funds for Development: Required Capacities for Resource Mobilization and Absorption

African countries are now implementing the Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 (also known as Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs), both requiring huge financial resources. Globally, large amounts of investable resources, mostly private, are available in a…

Illicit Financial Flows in Kenya: Mapping of the Literature and Synthesis of the Evidence

I llicit Financial Flows (IFFs) are a persistent challenge in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). IFFs account for huge sums of money transferred out of SSA countries illegally, stripping these countries of resources t…

Illicit Transfers and Tax Reforms in South Africa: Mapping of the Literature and Synthesis of the Evidence

There is mounting evidence demonstrating that massive amounts of revenue are transferred from South Africa and other developing countries annually in ways that significantly deprive the national revenue authorities of resources that could be used to…

Illicit Financial Flows in Zimbabwe's Artisanal Mining Sector

Zimbabwe is severely affected by the problem of illicit financial flows (IFF) in the extractives industry. The artisanal mining sector is one of the worst affected sectors. Artisanal mining is a mostly povertydriven, rural activity which has debili…

Illicit financial flows and Tax Reforms in Egypt: Mapping of the Literature and Synthesis of the Evidence

Africa and developing countries have incessantly been depicted as dependent on developed countries for aid and assistance. However, illicit financial flows (IFFs) portray a different scenario whereby massive amounts of financial outflows illegally o…

Leveraging Private Flows from Digital Technology to Finance SDGs in Africa: E-Business Revenue Opportunities Amidst IFF Challenges

The sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development seeks to ' Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063". The forum seeks to explore, gain insights into, share and agree on collective …

The Effect of Illicit Financial Flows on Government Revenues in the West African Economic and Monetary Union Countries

This is a study of the effect of illicit financial flows (IFFs) on government revenues in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries over the 1996–2013 period. The study found that IFFs had a negative and significant effect on go…

Illicit Financial Flows in Uganda

This fact sheet highlights illicit financial flows (IFFs) in Uganda. IFFs are illegal movements of money from one country to another. IFFs severely undermine Uganda's political and economic security by creating weak institutions, diminishing the rul…

Africa: The Billions That Got Away

This document mainly discusses the effect of Illicit Financial Flows and the effect it has on African Countries. In the Foreword on page 2 : Tendai Murasa speaks about Africa losing approximately US$50 billion annually through Illicit Financial Flo…

Illicit Financial Flows: Towards a More Integrated Approach for Curbing Illicit Financial 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 an…

The Role of Fiscal Policies in Addressing Corruption

Africa is widely considered among the world’s most corrupt places, a factor seen as contributing to the stunted development and impoverishment of many African states. Corruption in Africa has resulted in the loss of billions of dollars, thereby nega…

Fact sheet on Digital Economies and Illicit Financial Flows

The emergence of illicit financial flows has become a topical issue in recent years. On the African continent, illicit financial flows have drawn a lot of attention because they have resulted in domestic revenue losses that African governments despe…

Paying the Price: Financing the Mozambican Insurgency

In northern Mozambique, a group known as Ahlu-Sunna Wa-Jama’a (ASWJ) has spearheaded a debilitating insurgency that has caused mass displacement and loss of life. As the group consolidates its position in Cabo Delgado, questions arise about its posi…

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