Illicit Financial Flows Project
Every year, $1 trillion is spirited out of developing countries through corruption, smuggling, money laundering, and corporate tax evasion.
These illicit financial flows greatly aggravate poverty and oppression by weakening the institutions that are intended to sustain the rights and livelihoods of the poor.
This project aims to establish a financial transparency and IFF-curtailing goal as part of the post-MDG framework.
Its main objectives are to:
(1) produce a research-based policy paper arguing for and articulating a politically feasible IFF development goal
(2) build a broad coalition of academics, CSOs and corporations supporting the policy
(3) present and promote IFF development goal in the upcoming UNDP thematic consultations on the post-MDG framework.