Rosa Loureiro Revilla
Criminologist and sociologist working on illicit financial outflows related to corruption, organised crime, and taxation.
Rosa is a Senior Adviser at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, where she leads the research and policy portfolio on illicit financial flows (IFFs). She designs and conducts mixed-method research on illicit financial outflows related to corruption, organised crime, and taxation, to provide evidence and data-driven policy recommendations. She is interested in the networks and structural conditions that facilitate the generation and use of dirty money, the impact it has on sustainable development, and how multi-disciplinary approaches can help to prevent and combat IFFs. Her work covers anti-money laundering systems, beneficial ownership transparency, the role of financial and non-financial enablers, asset recovery, and the role of development agencies in generating long-term, sustainable solutions.
Before joining CMI–U4 in 2023, Rosa worked as a Research Coordinator in the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, where she conducted research on illicit financial flows stemming from corruption in African countries. Before that, she also worked as a Research Associate in Innovations for Poverty Action (Mexico City) and in several Peruvian government agencies, where she conducted research for evidence-based policy focusing on crime, policing, and firearms control.
Rosa holds an MPhil in Criminology from the University of Cambridge, as well as an MA in Public Policy and a BA in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.