September 26th, 2015
PRESS RELEASE By failing to take concrete action on illicit financial flows and tax dodging in Addis Ababa, questions remain on how domestic resources will be raised Without a globally inclusive standard setting body, developing countries have an uphill battle to realize needed revenues to fund development goals
March 19th, 2015
On Monday, the United Nations released a so-called “Zero Draft
” of the Financing for Development (FfD) Conference Outcome Document. Simply stated, this draft lays out the current political consensus on a vast array of development issues including how to address the growing problem of illicit financial flows (IFFs). It is by no means the final word on IFFs—or any other issue for that matter—but it gives a good indication where things are heading.
November 28th, 2014
About fifteen years ago, the leaders of the world convened
at the Millennium Assembly of the United Nations. In the year 2000, at the turn of the century, the world’s leaders adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration
, a commitment to dramatically reduce poverty worldwide. All 193 member states of the United Nations and 23 organizations agreed to achieve the following set of goals:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger;
- Achieve universal primary education;
- Promote gender equality and empower women;
- Reduce child mortality;
- Improve maternal health;
- Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases;
- Ensure environmental sustainability; and
- Develop a global partnership for development.
The nations set a deadline for these goals: 2015....
October 31st, 2014
As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals looms, policy makers worldwide have begun discussing a post-2015 development process to formalize new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While targets have been discussed, creating a comprehensive financing framework remains essential to the process.