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Global Financial Integrity

Conceal Estate, US Cracks Down on Hot Money Condo Loophole

Diane M. Francis | Posted 02.26.2017 | Crime
Diane M. Francis

New York's swankiest sky­ scrapers have become the new Swiss banks for the world's rich­est undesirables. It's ironic, considering that for de­cade...

Money Laundering Scourge of the World

Diane M. Francis | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

A recent report by Washington think tank Global Financial Integrity reveals the fatal flaw in the world's globalized financial architecture: It has not been accompanied by a globalized governance and regulation system.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

Outflows, Not Aid, Must Be Curtailed to Fight Poverty

Raymond Baker | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
Raymond Baker

A shadow financial system consisting of tax havens, secrecy jurisdictions and anonymous corporate vehicles makes it easy for corrupt dictators, terrorists, drug traffickers and tax evaders to quietly shepherd their funds out of the developing world and around the planet without notice.

Stolen State Money: Trillions Lost Annually, Only Billions Have Been Recovered

Corbin Hiar | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Corbin Hiar

The uprisings of the Arab spring have brought renewed attention to long-standing accusations that kleptocratic regimes throughout the Middle East have plundered their nations' assets. But recovering those assets remains a daunting challenge.

Will Corruption Trump Identity Politics in India?

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

Adarsh, a multi-million dollar residential tower in Mumbai, has just been served with demolition orders. Are the towers the most appropriate symbol of India's anti-corruption movement?

Democracy Weakening Everywhere

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

European Parliament Member and Investigative Judge Eva Joly received the Global Financial Integrity 2010 Exemplary Leadership Award in Washington DC e...

As Anti-Corruption Day Passes, a Look Back at 2010

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond Baker

See some of the year's most significant moments in anti-corruption, and vote for the slides you feel represent the biggest challenges or advances.

Financial Integrity Meets Human Rights

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raymond Baker

It is estimated that $1 trillion in illicit money leaves developing countries every year. This outflow reduces tax collection, cripples foreign aid, undermines free trade and worsens poverty for billions of people.