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Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries
Measuring OECD Responses
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  09 May 2014
Pages: 128 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264203495 , OECD Code: 432013191P1
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This publication identifies the main areas of weakness and potential areas for action to combat money-laundering, tax evasion, foreign bribery, and to identify, freeze and return stolen assets. It also looks at the role of development agencies and finds that the potential returns to developing countries from using ODA on issues like combating tax evasion or asset recovery are significant.  Finally, it identifies some opportunities for a scaled-up role for development agencies.

Table of contents:

Acronyms and abbreviations 11
Executive summary 15
Chapter 1. What do illicit financial flows mean for developing countries? 19
-The scale and impact of illicit financial flows 20
-What are illicit financial flows? 20
-The scope of this report 21
-What efforts are under way at the international level to tackle illicit financial flows? 22
-References 25
Chapter 2. Combating money laundering 27
-Introduction 28
-How well do  OECD countries comply with the 2003 FATF Recommendations? 30
-Key findings and observations 51
-A final note 53
-Annex 2.A1. A note on FATF data 56
-References 62
Chapter 3. Tax evasion and illicit financial flows 67
-Tax systems in developing countries 68
-Curbing international tax evasion 68
-Key findings and observations 78
-References 79
Chapter 4. International bribery and illicit financial flows 83
-Introduction 84
-Comparing the fight against bribery across OECD member countries 84
-Monitoring implementation 86
-Enforcing anit-bribery legislation: Lessons from the peer reviews 88
-Key findings and observations 93
-References 95
Chapter 5. Freezing, recovering and repatriating stolen assets 99
-Introduction 100
-Asset recovery efforts by OECD member countries: Taking stock 100
-Asset recovery in the context of the Arab Spring 103
-Improving the effectiveness of asset recovery across OECD member countries 104
-What steps can developing countries take? 110
-Key findings and observations 110
-References 112
Chapter 6. Role for development agencies in combating illicit financial flows from developing countries 113
-Introduction 113
-How is official development assistance being used to fight illicit financial flows? 114
-What next for development agencies? 120
-References 123

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