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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 »

Beware the "New Cold War"

By Charles Knight

Jan-26-2015 | Article

While "a New Cold War" has not yet been adopted as an official framework for US foreign and military policy, there are among foreign and military policy-makers many who will be tempted by its appeal. We should be circumspect about following them down this path... Read More »

A New Year's Wish: More Tree Hugging CEOs

By Jeff Horowitz

Jan-22-2015 | Article

With the close of yet another UN climate meeting (this last one in Lima), we have more than a little hope that this year's gathering in Paris will result in a truly global consensus on climate change actions. But though there has been some progress on the geo-political front, the stark reality is that any agreement will take time to implement, and time is a luxury we cannot afford. More and more, many of us find ourselves searching for solutions that don't require a worldwide accord before we can begin to save the planet. It turns out that one such solution comes from a rather surprising place: the corporate boardroom... Read More »

Dysfunctional Drones Underscore Mission Mess at Homeland Security

By Tom Barry

Jan-21-2015 | Article

President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson are committed to more drone surveillance of US borders. Over the past year, the president has called for emergency supplemental funding for DHS to fund a "sustained border security surge," including new funding for border drones... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

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 »

The Economic and Security Future

Nov-17-14 | Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington DC

Economists for Peace and Security works to promote non-military solutions to world challenges, and more broadly to work towards freedom from fear and want for all. Join them for a discussion of the economic and security future... Read More »

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 »

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