If illicit trade were a country, its economy would be larger than Brazil, Italy and Canada – and as large as Mexico and Indonesia combined.
Looking at economic motivations in the MENA region is key to understanding the wars in these countries. This report examines the factors that play a critical role in the persistence of op...
There's big money to be made smuggling desperate people into the US from Mexico, not only for smugglers, but also corrupt police and border guards.
Bee thefts have become a common and very expensive problem in California, as thieves pounce on unattended hives during pollination season.
How do we define modern slavery and why is it still so prominent in society?
The past few years have seen both global corporations and smaller players making serious efforts to eradicate slavery and forced labour from their supply chains - and it's working.
Cash has been blamed for helping to prop up corrupt regimes, keep the wheels of organized crime turning, and make tax evasion far too easy. But it’s also helping to keep millions of peopl...
The UN says corruption is one of the "biggest impediments" to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - and has mounted an international campaign to combat it.
As banks contemplate how to react to the rise of cryptocurrencies, the risks may outweigh the gains.
The Managing Director of the IMF discusses how we can make cryptocurrencies more transparent.
In order to assess the pros and cons of cryptocurrencies, we need to have an open discussion about their place in economics.
Almost two years after the Panama Papers, the global tax system is still broken – and it's time to get indignant, says economist Joseph Stiglitz.
More than 7,000 species of animals and plants have been illegally traded. What can be done to stop this complex crime?
Bribery, graft and tax evasion all undermine healthy economies and threaten the legitimacy of globalization – why the IMF is currently overhauling its corruption policy.
With widespread concern about how to manage the consequences of India's rapid urbanization, it seems doubly foolish to overlook the cheap mobile workforce which is doing much of the heavy...