Information Resources on Capital Losses and Related Issues

by William Minter

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Baker, Raymond W. 2005. Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Henry, James S. 2005. The Blood Bankers: Tales from the Global Underground Economy. New York: Basic Books.

Ndikumana, Léonce, and James Boyce. Africa’s Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent. 2011. London: Zed Books,.

Palan, Ronen, Richard Murphy, and Christian Chavagneux. 2010. Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Shaxson, Nicholas. 2011. Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Boyce, James K., and Léonce Ndikumana. 2012. Capital Flight from Sub-Saharan African Countries: Updated Estimates 1970-2010. PERI Report. October. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, PERI.

Henry, James S. 2012. The Price of Offshore Revisited. July. London: Tax Justice Network. direct URL:

Kar, Dev, and Devon Cartwright-Smith. 2010. Illicit Financial Flows from Africa: Hidden Resource for Development. Washington, DC: Global Financial Integrity. March.

Ndikumana, Léonce, and James K. Boyce. 2012. Capital Flight from North African Countries. PERI Report. October. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, PERI.

Organizations and websites

Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Publications and data on capital flight from African countries.

AfricaFocus Bulletins with Material on Debt, Corruption, & Illicit Financial Flows
Documents from wide variety of sources, 2003-present.

African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
A regional platform and organization for lobbying and advocating for debt cancellation and addressing other debt related issues in Africa.

Eurodad: European Network on Debt and Development
Eurodad a network of 50 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 19 European countries working on issues related to debt, development finance and poverty reduction.

Global Financial Integrity
Global Financial Integrity (GFI) promotes national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing the cross-border flow of illegal money.

Global Witness
Global Witness investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses.

Jubilee USA Network
Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 religious denominations and faith communities, human rights, environmental, labor, and community groups working for the definitive cancellation of crushing debts to fight poverty and injustice in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Publish What You Pay
Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global network of civil society organisations that undertakes public campaigns and policy advocacy to achieve disclosure of information about extractive industry revenues and contracts.

Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR)
The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR)–is a partnership between the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime that supports international efforts to end safe havens for corrupt funds.

Task Force on Financial Integrity & Economic Development
The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development, a consortium of governments and research and advocacy organizations, focuses on achieving greater transparency in the global financial system for the benefit of developing countries.

Tax Justice Network
The Tax Justice Network promotes transparency in international finance and opposes secrecy. We support a level playing field on tax and we oppose loopholes and distortions in tax and regulation, and the abuses that flow from them.

Tax Justice Network USA
The Tax Justice Network USA promotes tax justice and tax cooperation, including policies to address tax avoidance, tax evasion and the lack of financial transparency in our government, corporations and financial institutions.

Tax Research Blog
Blog by Richard Murphy.

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center
U4 is a web-based resource centre for development practitioners who wish to effectively address corruption challenges in their work.