Accepted Award at Gala Dinner in Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, DC — Friday evening, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) presented its 2010 award for Exemplary Leadership to European Parliament Member Eva Joly in honor of her tireless work against corruption and fraud. Ms. Joly accepted the award at a gala dinner held in her honor at a private club Friday evening, December 10, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Will Accept Award at Gala Dinner in Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, DC — Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is pleased to announce European Parliament Member Eva Joly as the recipient of its 2010 award for Exemplary Leadership in honor of the great work she has done against corruption and fraud. Ms. Joly will accept the award at a gala dinner to be held at a private club on Friday, December 10, 2010 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) Advisory Board member Eva Joly has been selected to Chair the European Parliament’s Committee on Development (DEVE). The Committee is responsible for promoting, implementing, and monitoring European Union development policy including disbursing economic aid and fostering and evaluating governance practices.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Norwegian Commission on Capital Flight from Developing Countries released a report today on illicit financial flows from developing countries and tax havens and put forward recommendations for reform efforts to be considered by the Norwegian Government.
WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) Advisory Board member Eva Joly has been elected to the European Parliament as one of four Green Party candidates chosen by French voters after four days of voting in the 27 European Union nations.
OSLO, Norway – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) director Raymond Baker will be a featured speaker at the second meeting of a Norwegian-led, international task force on illicit financial flows and their impact on development, in Oslo, Norway. The conference will bring together representatives from 20 countries, international financial institutions, and other multilateral organizations.
WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) applauds the announcement that Norway and the World Bank will join forces against illicit financial flows and sponsor a conference on illicit finance which will focus on illegal capital flight from developing countries.
Convened by the Government of Norway
Remarks by Raymond W. Baker
Secretary Stenhammer, Ambassador Lovald, Eva Joly, David Spencer, ladies, and gentlemen. Thank you very much for convening this opportunity to discuss cross-border illicit financial flows and their impact on development.
2007 marks the 46th year of my involvement in the developing countries. I lived 15 years in Nigeria and over more than 30 additional years have now done business or research in some 60 developing and transitional economies. Across these years I have become a critic of corruption and poor governance and weak institutions in many countries. Having said this, I have become an even stronger critic of our—the West’s—facilitating role in corruption, poor governance, and weak institutions in many poorer countries. This has been the driving force of my interest for years.