Monday, December 09, 2019

Eva Joly: Transparency's corruption index should highlight tax havens

Transparency International should revise its Corruption Perceptions Index to take into account tax havens, “one of the biggest problems the world faces today", says former French magistrate Eva Joly in an interview with Development Today.

In the last issue, DT covered a report by Tax Justice Network, which calls for Transparency International’s index to be scrapped because it penalises the poorest countries while rich countries that harbour tax havens come out on top. TI rejects the network’s criticism of its index. Robin Hodess, Policy Director at TI says the index "simply cannot be changed" to accomodate tax haven issues.

Eva Joly
Time for TI to take a stand on tax havens - Eva Joly, Special Advisor, Norad
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