On the eve of the UN Public Service Day, June 23, we recognize the work of public servants, especially in health care, and reiterate the urgent need to expand the fiscal space for increased investments in public services. Corporate tax abuses and other illicit financial flows (IFFs) must be stoppedContinue Reading

The report of the High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda or FACTI Panelunderscores the urgent need to address the systemic problem of illicit financial flows (IFF) which, if left unabated, will continue to widen inequalities. Below are quotes lifted from the FACTI ReportContinue Reading

The extractives sector is one of the most concentrated and lucrative enterprises anywhere in the world. Limited competition raises questions of transparency and accountability with regard their profits, structures and systems. Revenues of the biggest mining multinational firms run to the billions of dollars, while they leave environments in oftenContinue Reading