The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development is a consortium of Governments and NGOs and is guided by a coordinating committee which consists of the following entities: Global Financial Integrity*Christian AidGlobal WitnessTax Justice NetworkTransparency InternationalSecretariat of the Leading Group on Solidarity Levies...
The African nation of Ethiopia has been known as one of the poorest and most corrupt on earth since the 1980s. The nation has been growing with an estimated population of 105 million by 2017 but the growth of the economy is being held back by the...
Egypt has long been a nation plagued by severe developmental issues. A large part of its troubles has been attributed to the illicit outflow of cash. As of 2019, the level of this outflow has been averaged to a sum of $6 billion per year.
The (FCPA) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act passed in 1977. This is a United States law prohibiting individuals and firms in the United States from bribing foreign officials to further a business deal. No minimum has been set as punishment for bribery. The FCPA outlines the guidelines for...
The Partnership Panel, which meets in the first and third quarter of the year, is comprised of key governments and institutions that provide funding to and/or cooperate closely with the Task Force.  The Partnership Panel mandate is to facilitate meetings with other government officials, provide information on...
Electronic nicotine delivery systems include e-cigs, tanks, mods, vape pens, and vapes. This type of device heats a liquid solution until the temperature is hot enough for the production of an aerosol for inhaling. E-cigarettes have continued to increase in popularity despite the fact there is very...
The continuing financial crisis in Greece has made international headlines. Many economic experts are convinced that the current round of austerity measures is entirely too draconian to be stood for long. The consensus among the Greek middle and poorer classes is that the rich should pay for...
According to the American Gem Society, anthropologists found evidence of engagement rings dating back to the ancient Roman Empire. However, diamond engagements rings as people know them today date back to 1477 when Austria's Archduke Maximillian had one designed for his soon-to-be wife. This started a trend that...
One of the biggest issues plaguing the modern state of Greece has been corruption. This corruption has taken many forms, the most prevalent being tax evasion and money laundering. As a result, the Greek economy has suffered tremendous setbacks. While efforts are being made to stem this...
Over the years, there has been a wide variety of national and international organizations that have been established. There are so many that its often difficult to determine what these organizations represent. One that is currently on the forefront is the G7. If you’d like to learn...