• Year 2020
  • Author(s) Nishal Robb
This policy brief provides a broad introduction to illicit financial flows (IFFs), some key IFF mechanisms, and how these flows serve to undermine industrial development, particularly in developing countries. IFFs are usually connected to tax havens, and serve to maximise income for a handful of people while eroding the tax base, undermining government  capacity…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Nishal Robb
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Illicit financial flows (IFFs) of various kinds, and the role of tax havens in facilitating these flows, have come under increased scrutiny since the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. A series of high-profile scandals and leaks of sensitive information about how corporates and individuals organise their financial affairs to escape their social obligations…"
Published in Trade and Industry