Forthcoming African Governance Report to tackle Institutional Architecture to address IFFs from Africa


The Economic Commission for Africa will assemble a group of experts in Addis Ababa for a discussion on how to enrich and shape the forthcoming sixth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR VI ) themed: ‘Institutional Architecture to Address Illicit Financial Flows from Africa’.
Expected at the meeting are experts from governments, research and academic institutions, think tanks from within and outside Africa, as well as staff from ECA and other UN entities.
AGR is a biennial publication, which assesses and monitors progress towards effective governance in African countries. Each edition discusses a different topic relevant to governance in Africa.
“The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 all highlight the importance of tackling IFFs. Indeed, stopping illicit financial flows from Africa is a key policy priority for the continent, and for the world,” says Adam Elhiraika, Director, Macroeconomic Division at the ECA.
Mr Elhiraika adds that this is reflected in the African Union Special Declaration on Illicit Financial Flows adopted by African Heads of State and Government in 2015, as well as the adoption of target 16.4 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to reduce illicit financial flows worldwide.