What Are The Gender Dimensions Of IFFs? Strengthening African Women’s Engagement And Contribution


FEMNET commissioned a study to review existing literature on illicit financial flows (IFFs) through a gender lens, and as most of the extant literature is gender neutral or at best makes minimal analysis of the gendered outcomes of IFFs, this paper relies heavily on insights from gender studies to fulfill the goal of engendering the IFFs discourse. The key findings of the literature on IFFs is that tax abuse by multinational corporations, wealthy individuals, criminal activities and corruption and the entrenched network of financial secrecy and the resultant financial hemorrhage from Africa severely limit the ability of states to bring about socio-economic development.

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