Illicit Financial Flows and Corruption in Asia

Illicit Financial Flows are defined as ‘money illegally earned, transferred, or used that crosses borders

Abstract

This paper examines trends in illicit financial flows (IFFs) across 8 countries in Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Afghanistan; Pakistan; India; Nepal; Bangladesh; and Myanmar. It shows how IFFs work from and between these countries, as well as how IFFs link to financial centres elsewhere.

IFFs are defined as ‘money illegally earned, transferred, or used that crosses borders’. The study provides an assessment of routes, actors and sources of IFFs in and between these Asian countries.

This work was funded through the Department for International Development’s Policy Research Fund

Citation

Sarah Lain, Haylea Campbell, Anton Moiseienko, Veerle Nouwens and Inês Sofia de Oliveira. (2017) Illicit Financial Flows and Corruption in Asia. Royal United Services Institute Occasional Paper. London: Royal United Services Institute

Illicit Financial Flows and Corruption in Asia

Published 24 November 2017