Corrupt individuals and kleptocratic politicians worldwide continue to loot their countries’ wealth with impunity. Strengthening the capabilities of investigative journalists and civil society can contribute to addressing this challenge before the illicit funds disappear into the global financial system.
This project, ‘Restricting Kleptocracy: Strengthening Monitoring and Accountability in the First Mile’, centres on Latin America and East Africa, with an emphasis on Panama City and Nairobi as regional hubs for financial crime. Both are regions suffering from the impact of illicit financial flows and corruption.
In 2022, the project will release a series of webinars, podcasts and videos looking specifically at connecting top-down global standards with bottom-up activity, to continue to strengthen civil society and investigative journalist communities.