The Centre of Excellence supports the methodological development of the pilot to measure Indicator 16.4.1 of the 2030 Agenda on Illicit Financial Flows.

From November 6 to 7, the Regional Technical Meeting to Measure Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) related to criminal activities was held in the Center of Excellence for Statistical Information on Government, Public Security, Victimization and Justice (CdE). The pilot involves five countries to measure indicator 16.4.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This is a joint effort led by the Centre of Excellence with UNODC Offices in each participating country. At the meeting, the progress on data collection – regarding the measurement of illicit financial flows related to drug markets, human trafficking, smuggling of migrants and illegal mining – was reviewed.

As a result of these two days, the measurement methodologies for each of the illicit markets were reviewed, as well as the validity of the preliminary estimates of the markets where data were available. The steps needed to continue this pilot were also defined for each country in the light of the recent reclassification of this indicator under the Sustainable Development Agenda global indicators.

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