Category Archives: Corruption

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Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

The billions that got away: Stop the Bleeding – Campaign to End Illicit Financial Flows from Africa Africa: The billions that got away.  eBook. TrustAfrica / Mail & Guardian Africa….

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Illicit Financial Flows: Net Resource Transfers from Africa

Between 1980 and 2009, the economies of Africa lost between US$597 billion and US$1.4 trillion in net resource transfers away from the continent. Illicit Financial Flows and the Problem of…

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Resource Governance Index 2013

Oil, Gas and Minerals for the Public Good: The Revenue Watch 2013 Resource Governance Index. Revenue Watch Institute. May 2013. …Trillions of dollars in resources lie buried in the backyards…

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Open Budgets: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability

Revised/Updated – June 2015 Transparency for What? The Usefulness of Publicly Available Budget Information in African Countries. Paolo de Renzio, International Budget Partnership; and Rebecca Simson, Overseas Development Institute. December 2013 This…

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Africa Progress Report 2013

Relentless Plunder: Extractives: Poor Governance, Corruption, Tax Evasion, Illicit Financial Transfers. Progress “will require strengthened governance backed by international cooperation to stem the hemorrhage of revenues associated with tax evasion,…

Beating the resource curse in Africa: a global effort

Good Governance Africa. Africa holds 60% of the world’s platinum deposits, more than 40% of the world’s gold and almost 90% of the world’s diamonds, not to mention substantial oil…

Transparency alone fails to reveal corruption

  Good Governance Africa. A voluntary programme to promote greater transparency in oil, gas and mining may have entrenched devious ways of concealing bribes and other forms of corruption. Mark…

EU agrees landmark anti-corruption law for global resource companies

Global Witness. 9 April 2013 New law represents a major victory after decade and a half campaign The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and…

Why Fighting Corruption in Africa Fails

  William Gumede. Pambazuka News. November 14, 2012. Most well-intentioned corruption busting remedies in Africa fail because the root causes of corruption on the continent are often poorly understood. INTRODUCTION: COLONIAL…

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Epiphanies from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn’t be so smug about corruption. FOREIGN POLICY. MARCH/APRIL 2013. INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA E. KEATING It was hardly the best of…