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....
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...
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...
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...
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have completed a stunning series of raids as part of what the Attorney General of the nation called the largest in the history of the country. Of the 21 people implicated in the drugs bust, two names jumped off the page for...
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...
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.
Some people believe financial privacy is a human right. It is an argument with the number of people wanting to discuss it increasing. Many individuals will agree a human right is based on a fundamental belief in the value of freedom. If this is true or not...
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...
Regardless of the form of government in a country, citizens understandably expect their political leaders to look out for their best interests. Governments generally establish and maintain social order, provide a national defense system, establish structure to promote a healthy economy and provide essential public services. These...