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About Global Financial Integrity

Curtailing illicit financial flows to enhance global development and security

Global Financial IntegrityGlobal Financial Integrity (GFI) is a research and advocacy program, which fights the massive outflow of capital from developing economies by working to curtail international money-laundering, tax evasion and corruption. An estimated $725 billion to $1.26 trillion or more flows illicitly out of poor countries every year – 10 times the amount of foreign aid these countries receive from Western economies. These illicit financial flows forestall economic growth and good governance in poor countries and threaten the security of rich countries. By reducing the flow of illicit capital, additional funds will be available for investment in developing nations, which, in turn, will create greater opportunities for development.

Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development

In January 2009, GFI launched the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development (Task Force). The Task Force is a unique global coalition of civil society organizations and more than 50 governments working together to address inequalities in the financial system that penalize billions of people.

Applying the Leahy Law to U.S. Military and Police Aid

By Security Assistance Monitor

Dec-01-2014 | Report

A guide on what the Leahy Law says, how the United States applies it and what organizations can do to encourage U.S. action against security forces accused of violations... Read More »

Country Profile: U.S. Security Assistance to Honduras

By Security Assistance Monitor

Dec-01-2014 | Report

Over the past decade, Honduras has become one of the most dangerous places in the world. In 2013 the country recorded the highest global murder rate, with 79 homicides per 100,000 residents... Read More »

Lessons from Burundi's Security Sector Reform Process

By Nicole Ball

Nov-17-2014 | Policy Brief

Security sector reform (SSR) is increasingly put forward as a solution for a broad spectrum of African states facing security challenges. Yet, for a variety of reasons, there are relatively few examples of successful SSR implementation... Read More »

Letter to the Director of the National Protection Unit of Colombia's Interior Ministry

By CIP

Mar-02-2015 | Letter

CIP joins numerous other organizations and individuals in calling on Colombia's ministry of the interior to address the serious security issues faced by activists in Colombia... Read More »

The Pentagon Doesn't Need More Money

By William D. Hartung

Mar-02-2015 | Article

The Pentagon has more than enough funding to protect the country. But you would never know it if you listened to the cries for more coming from key members of Congress and hawkish DC think tanks... Read More »

Don't Defund, Just Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security

By Tom Barry

Feb-26-2015 | Article

The Republican majority has refused to approve new funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Following the lead of the party’s most conservative members, congressional Republicans will reject a new DHS budget unless President Obama reverses his November 2014 executive order to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation. Republicans are right to obstruct the routine annual funding of DHS—but they are doing it for the wrong reasons... Read More »

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A Celebration of the Cuba Policy Changes

Feb-24-15 | The National Press Club

Join us in celebrating the recent restoration of relations between the U.S. and Cuba... Read More »

Memorial Service for Former CIP President Robert White

Feb-20-15 | Good Shepherd Catholic Church 8710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309

Ambassador Robert White’s memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Friday, February 20... Read More »

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