• Beneficial openness? Weighing the costs and benefits of financial transparency 

      Forstater, Maya (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:3, Working paper, 2017-03-01)
      Public financial transparency is increasingly advocated as a solution to concerns over legal tax planning by multinational corporations, and illegal tax evasion, fraud and money laundering. Caution is warranted since ...
    • Combating illicit financial flows and related corruption in Africa: Towards a more integrated and effective approach 

      Goredema, Charles (U4 Issue 2011:12, Research report, 2011-10-01)
      The relationship between anti-money laundering and anti-corruption strategies is a key issue for developing countries. Corruption and money laundering cannot be effectively addressed solely by the specialised agencies ...
    • Corruption and wildlife trafficking 

      Wyatt, Tanya; Cao, Anh Ngoc (U4 Issue 2015:11, Research report, 2015-06-03)
      Wildlife trafficking is a growing global concern. It takes place in all regions of the world with those nations with high biodiversity being the source and the consumers of the wildlife as well as transit areas and hubs ...
    • Preventing the misuse of shell companies by regulating corporate service providers 

      Sharman, Jason (U4 Brief 2013:7, Report, 2013-10-28)
      Corporate service providers supply the shell companies that are commonly used to launder illicit funds, including the proceeds of corruption. Effectively regulating these service providers is one important way to limit ...
    • Tax haven or international financial centre? The case of Kenya 

      Waris, Attiya (U4 Brief 2014:8, Report, 2014-09-17)
      International financial centres are geared to provide optimal conditions for the financial services industry. They encourage activities that can improve a country’s economy, but they may also facilitate money laundering, ...
    • Using money laundering investigations to fight corruption in developing countries: Domestic obstacles and strategies to overcome them 

      Fontana, Alessandra; Pereira, Pedro Gomes (U4 Issue 2012:9, Research report, 2012-11-26)
      Anti-money laundering systems have the potential to curb the use of proceeds of corruption and other crimes by the perpetrators. An effectively implemented anti-money laundering framework limits the channels through which ...
    • With a little help from the banks 

      Heggstad, Kari; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa, Chapter, 2017-11-01)
      Africa is a source of large-scale capital flight. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on how banks facilitate capital flight from Africa. There is growing evidence that subsidiaries of the world’s major banks have ...