December 14th, 2016
Illicit financial flows are constantly in flux, and our understanding of them keeps evolving. Estimating just how much money is lost through corruption, tax evasion, money laundering, and tax avoidance can be a difficult task. But understanding what estimates are out there, and what they mean, shouldn’t be.
October 2nd, 2016
A new working paper from the Financial Transparency Coalition takes an in-depth look why open data standards are instrumental in harnessing the full power of financial transparency initiatives like beneficial ownership transparency and public country-by-country reporting. Publishing information in open data formats is critical to helping legislators, journalists, and citizens understand loopholes in current laws, and will
September 7th, 2016
A new report from Global Witness and Global Financial Integrity, supported by the FTC, looks at how anonymous company ownership can harm businesses, investors and the health of the global economy. The brief includes a number of recommendations, including:
November 3rd, 2015
In the past year, scandal after scandal has exposed companies using loopholes in the tax system to avoid taxation. Now more than ever, it is becoming clear that citizens around the world are paying a high price for the crisis in the global tax system, and the discussion about multinational corporations and their tax tricks remains at the top of the