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Main Research Topic
We research how corruption can be addressed in different contexts.
U4 Brief | Dec 2009
This U4 Brief assesses how banks facilitate illicit capital flows from developing countries. The shortcomings of the existing regulatory frameworks are ...
PFM, international drivers of corruption, international drivers of corruption, Congo, Equatorial Guinea
Harnessing the power of communities against corruption. A framework for contextualising social accountability
U4 Brief | Aug 2018
Ignorance, apathy and disempowerment are recurring drivers of impunity. Social accountability, on its part, aims to empower citizens with information ...
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2018
Corruption appears to be an important driver of the resource curse in developing countries. We report from a large-scale field experiment in Tanzania ...
Natural resources, Corruption, Field experiment, Behavioral economics, Political, economy, Tanzania, Tanzania
News | 3 Sep 2015
Corruption and illegal trafficking endanger the world’s biodiversity
Project | Nov 2018 - Dec 2019
This project is a collaboration between AMAN, the Coalition for Accountability & Integrity (TI Palestine) and CMI. In order to strengthen the rule ...
Corruption, political corruption, Palestine
Making development assistance work at home: DfID's approach to clamping down on international bribery and money laundering in the UK
U4 Practice Insight | Jun 2011
Corruption will remain a profitable crime in developing countries as long as counterparts in rich countries are willing to hide stolen resources. Working ...
international drivers of corruption, United Kingdom
U4 Brief | Sep 2014
International financial centres are geared to provide optimal conditions for the financial services industry. They encourage activities that can improve ...
international drivers of corruption, Illicit financial flows, tax havens, international financial centres, money laundering, corruption, Kenya
U4 Brief | Dec 2012
Shell companies that cannot be traced back to their owners are one of the most important mechanisms by which corrupt officials transfer illicit wealth ...
international drivers of corruption
News | 25 Sep 2012
Corruption poses a serious threat to sustainable development and security. Donors spend large sums in support of interventions to reduce corruption and ensure that their funds are used for the intended purposes. Yet, despite these investments, the causes of corruption are better understood than how to most effectively reduce corruption.
News | 29 Sep 2014
Boris Divjak started as Director of our U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre in September. He wants to reach even more practitioners from the development community.
Report in External Series | Jan 2008
Policy recommendations: Confronting corruption is part and parcel of building legitimacy and public confidence in fragile states. Corruption creates ...
U4 Brief | Oct 2013
Corporate service providers supply the shell companies that are commonly used to launder illicit funds, including the proceeds of corruption. Effectively ...
international drivers of corruption, tax havens, tax evasion, tax avoidance, corruption, shell companies, corporate service providers, money laundering, illicit financial flows
U4 Brief | Apr 2011
Most anti-corruption initiatives fail. This Brief sets out to understand why that is, and what might be done about it. Anti-corruption initiatives ...
corruption in aid
U4 Brief | Aug 2010
The full potential of anti-money laundering regimes (AML) as an anti-corruption tool is yet to be realised. At the international level, AML measures can ...
international drivers of corruption, uncac
The Mozambique hidden loans case: An opportunity for donors to demonstrate anti-corruption commitment
U4 Brief | Oct 2018
When the Mozambican government issued guarantees for over 1 billion US$ - ignoring their own oversight mechanisms and lending rules - they ended up in ...
international drivers of corruption, aid, Mozambique
U4 Report | Jan 2005
This Report has been developed from the literature review and evaluation presented in the First Report (March, 2004). The findings here are based on the ...
U4 Issue | Jun 2015
Wildlife trafficking is a growing global concern. It takes place in all regions of the world with those nations with high biodiversity being the source ...
Wildlife trafficking, Wildlife Violations, Anti-Corruption, Money laundering, Bribery, Governance, Accountability, Transparency, International drivers of corruption, Natural resource management, Vietnam
Using money laundering investigations to fight corruption in developing countries: Domestic obstacles and strategies to overcome them
U4 Issue | Nov 2012
Anti-money laundering systems have the potential to curb the use of proceeds of corruption and other crimes by the perpetrators. An effectively implemented ...
Money laundering, Illicit financial flows, Law enforcement, Coordination financial crimes, Investigation, Mutual legal assistance, international drivers of corruption, Albania, Tanzania
U4 Issue | Jan 2011
This paper attempts to clarify the links between illicit financial flows and corruption, and how corruption may be tackled by stemming such flows. ...
international drivers of corruption, illicit financial flows
U4 Issue | Aug 2012
International measures to counter the laundering of looted wealth have not had a significant impact, despite their apparent strength. Evidence, including ...
international drivers of corruption, Australia, Papua New Guinea