International Drivers of Corruption

Some global mechanisms allow corruption to be a profitable crime. Find out how to deal with the negative impact this brings to developing countries.

Globalisation has been beneficial in many ways. However, the structures that facilitate legitimate businesses and international financial transactions are also used for illicit purposes: laundering proceeds of corruption, generating illicit flows out of development countries, paying bribes or evading taxes. These mechanisms create incentives for corrupt behavior in developing and developed countries and need solutions at local and international levels.

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Illicit financial flows and their impacts on development

Lecture by Raymond Baker from Global Financial Integrity (1 Oct 2010)
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corruption and money laundering
Author: Chaikin, D and Sharman, J C
Release date: June 2009

Corruption and Money Laundering: A symbiotic relationship

Two worlds intrinsically linked - those who fight corruption and those who fight money laundering - have been treated in isolation so far. This publication explains the nexus between corruption at the domestic level in developing countries and the international aspect of the issue, and how dealing with them separately has not been very effective. This publication presents a good overview of the links between the two and can inform particularly well those interested in the Asia Pacific region. (This book is available for purchase from the publisher)

Author: Norwegian Independent Commission on Capital Flight from Developing Countries
Release date: June 2009

Tax Havens and Development: Status, Analyses and Measures

The report by the commission set up by the Norwegian government contains an extensive analysis of the secrecy jurisdiction industry and its impacts on developing countries. It looks into Norfund investments, a Norwegian investment fund operating in developing countries, which uses such jurisdictions in its investment strategies. The report concludes that secrecy and virtually zero tax regimes have very damaging effects on development and sets out key recommendations to the Norwegian government.


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