Curbing Illicit Financial Flows to Pay for Sustainable Development and COVID-19 Recovery

Author
Gilles Carbonnier
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Abstract
Illicit financial flows significantly erode the tax base of resource-rich developing countries, which do not have the means to invest in public health, education, and sustainable development. In this column, the author presents the latest research findings and policy implications and discusses some of the most promising avenues to effectively curb illicit financial flows, strengthening the nexus between trade and tax governance.
Topic
Development, Environment, Human Rights, Financial Crimes, Trade, Development Aid, Sustainability, COVID-19
Political Geography
Africa