SDC –OECD DCD Partnership on Illicit Financial Flows 2018-2021 (single phase)

lllicit Financial Flows (IFF) constitute a fundamental obstacle to economic growth and good governance in the development countries. Building on previous and current OECD/DAC work on IFF, the Development OECD Co-operation Directorate (DCD) and SDC are prepared to establish a partnership on IFF to contribute in designing policies and building partnerships to address IFF across source, transit and destination countries. Switzerland thereby contributes to efforts of the international community to achieve SDG 16.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget

Steuerung der öffentlichen Finanzen
01.09.2018 - 30.11.2021
CHF  919’966
Hintergrund Against the backdrop of the agreed new development agenda (SDG; FfD/AAAA), IFF have become an important work priority for both OECD DAC/DCD and SDC. The G7 and G20 have urged also developed countries to take action to address IFF, including strengthening their anti-money laundering regimes, enforcing greater transparency of company ownership, enabling automatic exchange of information to tackle tax evasion, and supporting efforts to trace, freeze and recover stolen assets. The proposed partnership responds to this call, addressing challenges in developing and developed countries alike.
Ziele DCD’s conceptual and operational efforts have contributed to OECD’s positions and policies to support the implementation of SDG 16 and the AAAA on curbing illicit financial flows.
  • UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Union (AU), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and interested African countries
  • DAC Member States, including Switzerland/Swiss Development Cooperation
  • Directorates and other entities OECD
Mittelfristige Wirkungen

Outcome 1: The evidence base on the links between IFF and development has been enhanced.

Outcome 2: The partnership has contributed to DCD efforts in designing policies and in building partnerships to address illicit financial flows, across source, transit and destination countries.

Outcome 3: PCD on IFFs is strengthened.


Erwartete Resultate:  

Evidence-based research and analysis is conducted on IFF policy priority areas including, although not limited to, the following:  reducing IFFs in the commodity or extractives supply chain; IFFs and de-risking and issues of financial inclusion/exclusion; and on stolen asset recovery.

An OECD-UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) review and policy dialogue on IFFs from developing countries (involving pan African institutions as needed), to strengthen the coherence, relevance and impact of OECD and African country responses is supported.

Horizontal co-ordination and collaboration across OECD-Directorates (and partner institutions; i.e. Financial Action Task Force - FATF) to ensure IFF policy coherence are enhanced.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Andere internationale Organisation
  • Organisation für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    919’966 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    671’349
Projektphasen Phase 1 01.09.2018 - 30.11.2021   (Laufende Phase)