Illicit Financial Flows & Colombia

Oct 1 2019 - 10:30am
Washington, United States
Venue  OpenGov Hub 1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest #500
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Oct 1 2019 - 10:30am
GFI is proud to invite you to the launch event for our forthcoming report, 'Illicit Financial Flows & Colombia.' Co-written with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and with contributions from Colombian NGO Cede Trabajo, the report examines illicit financial flows in Colombia, analyzing government revenue losses and its attendant impact on Colombia's national development agenda.
 
Please join us Tuesday, October 1, from 10:30 am- 12:00 pm for a lively panel discussion on the report, its findings and implications, featuring experts from GFI and EIU.

The forthcoming report 'Illicit Financial Flows & Colombia' from Global Financial Integrity, the Economist Intelligence Unit and Cedetrabajo examines illicit financial flows (IFFs) in Colombia, analyzing government revenue losses and its attendant impact on Colombia's national development agenda.

Colombia is a country that combines economic growth and institutional resilience with a large informal economy and high levels of violence and criminal activity, making it vulnerable to IFFs. Illegal gold and coal mining, trade misinvoicing, drug trafficking and official corruption have adversely affected the Colombian economy, costing billions in lost government revenues. Curtailing losses associated with IFFs would provide Colombia with additional funds to help achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Tentative Schedule:

10:15 am: Coffee and light refreshments

10:30 am: Introduction by:

  • Tom Cardamone, President & CEO, Global Financial Integrity
  • Ken Lane, Global Commercial Director, the Economist Intelligence Unit

10:45 am: Panel discussion with:

  • Antonia Kerle, the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Lakshmi Kumar, Global Financial Integrity
  • Rick Rowden, Global Financial Integrity

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: