The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa programme is a policy research and stakeholder engagement programme to strengthen the influence of pro-poor African coalitions at global economic governance fora.

Strategic workshop: Illicit Financial Flows

Event Info

  • Date: Saturday, 16 July 2016
  • Location: Pretoria

On 16 July 2016, the GEG Africa programme hosted a illicit financial flows (IFFs) scoping workshop on 'Achieving Sustainable Development Goals to significantly reduce IFFs: Developing the GEG Africa 3-year programme.' The event was held in partnership with the Global Tax Policy Centre at the University of Vienna.

Event details

This multi-stakeholder strategic workshop contributed to a three-year programme to assist African countries on the continent to understand the impact of IFFs and develop policy tools that can contribute towards significantly reducing them in terms of Target 16.4 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Agenda.

The strategic workshop developed concrete strategies by creating a partnership between the GEG II programme and participating stakeholders. The workshop discussed the implications of the following with respect to IFFs in Africa:

  • Trade Mispricing and Abusive Transfer Pricing;
  • Beneficial Ownership
  • Country-by-Country Reporting

By understanding the impacts and drivers of IFFs in Africa, the strategic workshop assessed and recommended potential policy options for each of the three themes available to remedy the problem of IFFs on the African continent.

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