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Aims and objectives

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Project Objectives

  • Complement ongoing project work on tax and good governance by focusing on how African countries can, jointly identify best practices to minimize and manage existing and emerging risks that give rise to Illicit Financial Flows (IFF).

  • Expand on the ways in which the use of technology can enhance inter-agency cooperative efforts to tackle IFFs from a continental perspective.

  • Draw upon the active engagement and participation of the vibrant civil society organizations working regionally to curb IFFs through strengthening their capacity on the capabilities of new technologies and prospects of the African free trade area.

  • Continue to emphasize the need for Financial Intelligence Units, Tax and Customs Departments, Trade Ministries, Anti-Corruption Authorities, Justice and Finance Ministries and other relevant institutions all seamlessly cooperate and engage in information exchange.

  • Explore how digital technologies can improve the response of law enforcement bodies, ensuring the interests of these bodies are taken into account as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is gradually implemented and engaging civil society in this debate.

Expected outcomes

The expected outcomes from the program are a series of manuals, best practice recommendations and guidelines to counter more effectively IFF.

Portrait of Jeffrey Owens

“Good governance and a corrupt free environment are the foundation for a well-functioning and market-based democratic economy and society.” 

Jeffrey Owens 

Director of the Good governance in a digital and open trading environment Project

Bringing together the key components for success and real change:
Pie chart on key components for success: business, academia, government

This program has been supported by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.