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...
Despite the commitment of governments, business and religious leaders to ending it, human trafficking is a persistent evil in the globalized world. We should be more realistic about how w...
China made a bold decision to close down its domestic ivory market. However, the fight against elephant poachers and ivory smugglers rages on.
The trafficking of animals and environmental products is now the world's fourth largest criminal trade - and growing, say the UN and Interpol.
With a value of between $5 billion and $20 billion each year, illegal wildlife trafficking is the fourth most lucrative global crime.
A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.
The UN's latest World Drug Report highlights the prevailing trends in global drug cultivation, trafficking, and use.
That counterfeit handbag has a high cost: it's lining the pocket of criminals and terrorists. And they're using social media to build their fake fashion empires.
New battle lines are being drawn in a war on illegal drugs that has waged for over half a century.
The ILO estimates that in 2012, 20.9 million people were in situations of forced labor – it can only be imagined that this figure has increased.
Transparency International's latest report assesses corruption around the world.
The single greatest factor in determining the legitimacy of leaders, governments and institutions (whether public, private or non-profit) is probably the amount of confidence citizens hav...
One of the goals of the World Economic Forum’s Global Meta-Council on the Illicit Economy is to bring illegal flows of money out of the shadows, and to deal with them in a constructive an...