Researchers John Heathershaw and Tena Prelec explain the potential benefits in store…
This paper is based on a case study of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) framework as applied in Nigeria and has arisen from a cross-disciplinary (comprising of a team of academics and practitioners) funded research project that considers beneficial ownership as part of the global fight against corruption and money laundering (the AC Project).
As part of the first phase of the Anti-Corruption Evidence research grant programme now being run by Global Integrity, we conducted surveys of public servants in ten countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
This animation is one of a two-part series based on the Cities of Integrity working paper ‘Leveraging the role of the urban planning profession for one of the central policy challenges of our times,’ by Dieter Zinnbauer.
As outlined in our Annual Report, our current GI-ACE projects are providing new insights across a range of areas: from how to address the complex international framework of illicit financial flows by reforming financial secrecy regulations, to developing practical ways to recognise and promote integrity as an anti-corruption mechanism, using behavioural insights to tackle health-sector bribery, identifying measures to reduce the risk of corruption in procurement, and much more besides. As we witness the continued devastating impact of corruption in global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is ever more obvious that we do indeed need further research into this most intractable question.
Focussed on Nigeria, this project examines current approaches and system weakness for successfully identifying the beneficial owner, thereby, preventing the laundering of the proceeds of corruption and aiding asset recovery