Climate change meets conflict pushing millions of children in Ethiopia out of school Joyce Chimbi Inter Press Service December 8, 2022Continue reading
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Critiques of orthodox economics 2022
Sick with “shareholder value”: U.S. pharma’s financialized business model during the pandemic William Lazonick and Öner Tulum Institute for New Economic Thinking December 6, 2022Continue reading
Exporting Corruption 2022: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
Enforcement against foreign bribery hits historic low Transparency International October 11, 2020 (Full report can be accessed from the article.)
Report finds only two of 47 top exporting countries actively enforce against cross-border bribery.
More than 100 million now forcibly displaced–UNHCR
More than 100 million now forcibly displaced UNHCR June 16, 2022 Access full report.
At the end of June 2022, an estimated 103 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events seriously disturbing public order. This is an increase of 13.6 million (+15 per cent) compared to the end of 2021, more than the entire populations of Belgium, Burundi or Cuba. Today, one in every 78 people on earth is displaced.
Illicit Financial Flows: Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa
Illicit Financial Flows: Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa African Union July 8, 2012 (Link accesses PDF of full report.)
Over the last 50 years, Africa is estimated to have lost in excess of $1 trillion in illicit financial flows (IFFs). This sum is roughly equivalent to all of the official development assistance received by Africa during the same time frame. Currently, Africa is estimated to be losing more than $50 billion annually in IFFs. But these estimates may well fall short of reality because accurate data do not exist for all African countries, and these estimates often exclude some forms of IFFs that by nature are secret and cannot be properly estimated, such as proceeds of bribery and trafficking of drugs, people and firearms. The amount lost annually by Africa through IFFs is therefore likely to exceed $50 billion by a significant amount.