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...
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...
If you are unsure about how to plan ahead for long-term care, you are in good company. While very wealthy individuals may assume that they can comfortably plan to pay for related costs with their own funds, the matter of rising healthcare costs and inflation must be...
Ethiopia has long been one of the poorest countries on Earth. The African nation possesses a per-capita GDP of only $365. However, this figure alone does not tell the whole tale. In addition to its existing economic woes, Ethiopia has lost an additional $11.7 billion due to...
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...
Last year there was an outcry over the corruption in governments around the world. It resulted in many leaders deciding to leave office. As the reality of the different situations became clear, it has shown the abuse of governmental power, bribery as well as secret dealings are...
A recent report commissioned by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) from Global Financial Integrity (GFI) has been delivered at the United Nations IV Conference on Least Developed Countries. This conference, hosted by Turkey, concerns the flow of illicit capital from the world's 48 least developed countries....
The Tri-Border Area, where the cities of Puerto Iguazu in Argentina, Foz do Iguazú in Brazil and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay meet is rife with illicit financial activities. The magnitude of the threat in the TBS area is so great, authorities call it the “largest illicit...
With so many formal governmental organizations and international groups that have been formed, it’s easy to become confused about the various organizations and their roles. For example, many are unaware of the G20 and its primary role. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading. Below is...
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...