Blockchain, big data analytics, AI and other new technologies are transforming the way of working for governments, businesses and society. The 2019 Forum will focus on the risks and opportunities of new technologies for anti-corruption & integrity.
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Wednesday, March 20 • 14:30 - 16:00
Dirty Money as a Livelihood

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Illicit financial flows (IFFs) are a global phenomenon and yet their economic, social and stability impact is particularly evident in high vulnerability countries contexts, or countries that rely on natural resources and already grapple chronic fragility and episodic conflict. IFFs have been known to strip these countries of the essential development resources and have potential spill-over effects, such as increased instability and violence. A recent OECD report, IFFs: The Economy of Illicit Trade in West Africa has found that the distinction between licit and illicit activities is often blurred, and that financial exclusion is a leading driver of IFFs.
This session will discuss how illicit criminal activities interact with the economy, security and development of developing and transition countries and look at policy approaches that account for IFFs’ dynamic nature and complex links across source, transit and destination countries.

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Catherine Anderson

Team Lead for Governance for Development, Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD), OECD
Catherine Anderson leads DCD’s work on effective, inclusive and accountable institutions, with a focus on governance, anti-corruption and illicit financial flows. She specialises in economic and public sector governance in developing and transition contexts, and has contributed... Read More →

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Wilfrid Abiola

Acting Manager Governance, African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Wilfrid ABIOLA cumule une expérience de plus de 30 années, s'appuyant sur une expertise professionnelle très diversifiée, un large éventail de renforcement de connaissances et l'aptitude à trouver des solutions simples dans des situations difficiles et complexes. Avant de rejoindre... Read More →
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Uche Igwe

Consultant, Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption
Uche Igwe is a political risk analyst and seasoned anti-corruption expert with more than eighteen years’ experience working in multi-stakeholder environments across government, academia, think-tanks and civil society. He attended Universities of Ibadan and Sussex, and has post graduate... Read More →
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Channing Mavrellis

Transnational Crime Analyst, Global Financial Integrity (GFI)
Channing Mavrellis is a Transnational Crime Analyst at Global Financial Integrity, focusing on the intersection of illicit financial flows, transnational crime, and trade. She oversees the GFTrade program, GFI’s trade misinvoicing risk assessment application. Her March 2017 report... Read More →

Cyprien Scherrer

Head of the Strategic Analysis Unit, TRACFIN, France

Wednesday March 20, 2019 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Room 7