September 30th, 2013
Greetings from Dar es Salaam! We’re still half a day away from the beginning the 2013 FTC Conference main program, and we’ve already seen a number of exciting developments. One big development: Semkae Kilonzo, Coordinator for Policy Forum, our partners for the conference in Dar, had a great blog post published at The Guardian this
September 26th, 2013
Less than a month ago I started working for the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) in Brussels. I’m no stranger to the city, having lived and worked here for almost 7 years. In different positions I witnessed the European policy-making process at work. In the European Parliament I helped a Dutch politician with work ranging from co-legislating local public transport to reporting on the progress made by candidate countries wanting to join the European Union (EU). Afterwards I coordinated a network of organizations that aims to make the EU’s consultation and decision-making processes more transparent. In short, I got a...
September 24th, 2013
Towards Transparency: Making the Global Financial System Work for Development, the Financial Transparency Coalition 2013 Conference, will take place in Dar es Salaam on October 1-2. To join in the discussion, or ask questions of the panel, Tweet us using the #Dar2013 hashtag, or follow FTC on Twitter at @FinTrCo.
What do human trafficking, the arms trade, rhinoceros poaching, and illegal logging all have in common? All are revenue-generating industries perpetrated by transnational criminals, involving the movement of highly prized illicit goods. Our panel, Trade Crimes: Illicit Financial Flows from Wildlife to Weapons, will examine how money-laundering mechanisms, particular trade-based...
September 19th, 2013
They say all is fair in love and war. But what about tax?
Our panel at the 2013 Financial Transparency Coalition, Ending the Race to the Bottom: Finance in a Cooperative World, will discuss many of the pressing tax issues facing countries, both in Africa and throughout the developing world. I will moderate the panel.