Combating illicit financial flows and related corruption in Africa: Towards a more integrated and effective approach
The relationship between anti-money laundering and anti-corruption strategies is a key issue for developing countries. Corruption and money laundering cannot be effectively addressed solely by the specialised agencies mandated to deal with them. Supportive frameworks and complementary structures, such as other public agencies closely associated with vulnerable sectors, must be involved. These structures should be familiarised with money laundering risks and typologies and with the important role they can play in gathering intelligence that contributes to the work of financial intelligence units. FIUs in the countries studied here — Botswana, Tanzania, and Zambia — are undermined by lack of human and financial resources and by flaws in enabling legislation. In order to effectively contain the threat of money laundering as a facilitator of corruption, they need to confront context-based particularities, notably the prevalence of cash transactions in the economy. Governments and donors in developing countries should work to build the capacity of the financial intelligence units and strengthen their collaboration with anti-corruption agencies and with complementary institutions and partners at home and abroad.
See the theme pages on the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.
The role of donors in the recovery of stolen assets
Gretta Fenner Zinkernagel, Pedro Gomes Pereira, Francesco De Simone
Impact of foreign bribery legislation on developing countries and the role of donor agencies
Lobbying in tax policy making: The case of VAT-reform in Tanzania
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Lise Rakner
The politics of revenue bargaining: Triggers, processes, and outcomes
Towards harmonised financing of frontline health service providers in Tanzania
Ottar Mæstad, Peter Binyaruka
Direct Financing of Health Facilities. Experiences from financing reforms in Tanzania.
Ottar Mæstad, Jo Borghi, Farida Hassan, Eskindir Shumbullo Loha, John Maiba, Iddy Mayumana, Vincent Somville, Sarah Tobin, Peter Binyaruka
Direct health facility financing in Tanzania. Process evaluation. Phone Survey #3
Peter Binyaruka, Ottar Mæstad, Vincent Somville
Integrity based approaches: combining rewards and sanctions works best
Guillaume Nicaise, David Jackson, Matthew Jenkins
U4 Director: “How I think when I talk about anti-corruption: porridge and berries, priors and biases”
Peter J. Evans