Explore the Data: Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries 2001-2010

A December 2012 Report from Global Financial Integrity

                                            

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About Illicit Financial Flows


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The term, illicit financial flows, pertains to the cross-border movement of money that is illegally earned, transferred, or utilized.

 

Illicit financial flows generally involve the transfer of money earned through illegal activities such as corruption, transactions involving contraband goods, criminal activities, and efforts to shelter wealth from a country's tax authorities.

 

We estimate that at least US$859 billion left the developing world every year Global Financial Integrity's newest report offers four different methodologies for calculating illicit financial flows. All intereactive data below uses the HMN+GER non-normalized method described on pages 4-7 of the report.

 


 

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Additional Resources


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All Appendices from the Report (.XLSX)

 

All Tables from the Report (.XLSX)

View Country Reports


 

Illicit Financial Flows from China

 

Illicit Financial Flows from Mexico

 

Illicit Financial Flows from India

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Our database and calculations are liscenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For questions regarding the data sets, contact Sarah Freitas at (202) 293-0740 ext. 274.

 

Policy Recommendations


Increasing transparency in the global financial system is critical to reducing the outflow of illicit money from developing countries.

 

Recommendations for achieving greater transparency:

 

 

Read more about the global effort to curtail illicit financial flows on the Task Force blog.

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