Global Financial Integrity

VIEW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE »
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.

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

By Bill Goodfellow

May-19-2014 | Report

2014 has been a successful year so far with major advances in reshaping defense spending, curbing tax evasion and advancing awareness on global climate change... Read More »

Putting Governance at the Heart of Security Sector Reform

By Nicole Ball

Apr-03-2014 | Report

Democratically governed security and justice sectors are a core objective of the Security Sector Development (SSD) agenda. But few such programs put governance front and center... Read More »

Promising the Sky: Pork Barrel Politics and the F-35 Combat Aircraft

By William D. Hartung

Jan-22-2014 | Report

Lockheed Martin's assertions that the development and construction of the F-35 combat aircraft sustains 125,000 jobs in 46 states are exaggerated says Hartung, and his latest report documents how the real number is roughly half of what Lockheed Martin claims... Read More »

Blowback on the Border: America's Child Refugee Crisis

By Laura Carlsen

Jul-19-2014 | Article

After three years of relative silence, the U.S. press has finally “discovered” the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors piling up on the U.S. border... Read More »

To Stem the Child Migrant Crisis, First Stop Poverty and Violence

By Oscar Arias Sanchez

Jul-18-2014 | Article

Educational aid may be an answer to one of the "root causes" of the recent surge in Central American immigrants to the U.S.... Read More »

Senators Graham and Menendez's Iranian Black Comedy

By Matthew Hoh

Jul-18-2014 | Article

The repetition of Washington's call to arms manifests as a form of black comedy: it is funny until you realize its horror... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

Financial Transparency Coalition Annual Conference 2014

Oct-14-14 | Lima, Peru

Mark your calendars for the Financial Transparency Coalition 2014 annual conference co-hosted by the Latin American Network on Debt and Development in Lima, Peru October 14-15... Read More »

Peace, Politics and Crime in Chocó, Colombia

Jun-26-14 | CIP

CIP is pleased to invite you to join us for a discussion with the former governor of Chocó, Colombia, Luís Murillo... Read More »

Presidents and the CIA: From Truman to Obama

Jun-03-14 | The National Archives at Kansas City

Dr. Goodman will describe the successes and failures of the Central Intelligence Agency from the perspective of the relationship between the U.S. Presidency and the CIA... Read More »

CIP in the Press