Eurodad conference report: illicit flows, developing countries
24 January - On 7th and 8th December in Brussels, Eurodad, Eurodad member Centre National de Coopération au Développement (CNCD) and the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development organised the conference “Fighting illicit flows from developing countries. What next for the EU agenda?”
The conference gathered 80 participants from several European and Southern countries to discuss policy proposals and strategies that could help make a breakthrough in the fight against tax evasion and avoidance from poor countries, and to ensure the highest standards of financial honesty.
The event was an opportunity to raise awareness of the negative impact that illicit financial flows have on developing countries, to evaluate the progress made so far to address this issue and to highlight the main challenges remaining, the specific opportunities and the strategies to further advance this agenda, with a particular emphasis on the EU and the G20.
Download the full conference report here. You will also find below the presentations from some of the participants:
- Tax Havens and Illicit Financial Flows - Three Problems for Africa (Leonce Ndikumana, African Development Bank)
- Calling Time - ActionAid's report on SABMiller (Martin Hearson, Action Aid, UK)
- Taxing Multinational Corporations: Addressing Transfer Pricing and Cross Border Tax Avoidance (Thomas Neale, DG Taxud, European Commission)
- Debt Auditing: The alternative to the crisis (María Lucia Fatorreli, Latindadd)
- “Pushing for a more Development-friendly International Framework”. What Does this Mean for African Countries? (Attiya Waris, TJN Africa)