From OECD Financial Secrecy to African Child Mortality: new paper
This blog post from the Center for Global Development picks up details from the paper, entitled "The effect of illicit financial flows on time to reach the fourth Millennium Development Goal in Sub-Saharan Africa: a quantitative analysis." As the blog notes:
"We take leading estimates of illicit flows, and consider the mortality implications if the lost capital were instead retained within official GDP, using previous studies that establish the relationship between GDP and mortality.And the results, as the graph shows, are admittedly imprecise - but horrifying in their implications. Now read on.
The figure shows how much quicker countries would achieve the child mortality reduction target from the Millennium Development Goals, were illicit flows to be curtailed. For sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, the target could be reached by 2016 – rather than 2029 on current trends."
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