Global Financial Integrity Illicit Financial Flows Report

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Global Financial Integrity's Illicit Financial Flows Report


Global Financial Integrity’s Illicit Financial Flows Report (IFF) provides estimates of the illicit flow of money out of the developing world, from 2004 to 2013. GFI measures illicit financial outflows using two sources: 1) deliberate trade misinvoicing (gross excluding reversals or GER) and 2) leakages in the balance of payments (hot money narrow or HMN). The information below was compiled from responses to AidData’s 2016 GDA Snap Poll, which asked public, private and civil society leaders to answer 11 questions about whether, when, and why they use governance data in their work. A total of 48 participants to the snap poll indicated familiarity with the IFF.


Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Samantha Custer. 2016. In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data “good enough”? Williamsburg, VA. AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.


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