Analysis of illicit financial flows (IFFs) in the poorest nations shows that from 2008 – 2012 IFFs swamped national health spending in many countries. The IFF/Health Spending ratios provided below give an indication of the challenge some countries will face in achieving Sustainable Development Goals #6.
GFI President Raymond Baker said that the UN commitment to “substantially reduce” IFFs in target 16.4 “is a crucially important effort that will generate the funds needed to provide basic health services for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.”
|3||Congo, Republic of||483.5%|
|10||Lao People’s Democratic Republic||304.2%|
|14||Armenia, Republic of||264.6%|
Source: Global Financial Integrity (GFI)