Efforts to sanction Russian oligarchs have immediately hit a wall of financial secrecy cultivated by decades of rich countries courting finance from dictators, tax evaders and money launderers. We’ve published 10 measures to cut through the secrecy.
The World Bank's BEEP may be somewhat better dressed but it appears to remain fundamentally consistent with the Doing Business Indicators' aim to accelerate the race to the bottom on tax and regulation.
Engrained economic policies harm women and girls in their failure to address inequalities. The scale of the challenges requires, and must be underpinned by, sustainable solutions - not pledges, philanthropy and donations.
The tragedy that’s unfolding now with Russia and Ukraine is the consequence of the resource curse and the finance curse, hand in hand with ‘Butler Britain’ and other tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions.
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