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Published on April 18, 2016
This report assesses the magnitude, flows and drivers of illicit trade and the illegal economy including: narcotics, human trafficking, wildlife, sports betting, counterfeit medicines, alcohol and tobacco. The negative socio-economic impacts that these markets have in consumer countries are as worrisome as the goverance gaps that are exploited in source countries. This report examines each illicit sector in terms of the geographic sources, destinations and key trade routes, the current trend of infiltration by organized crime networks, and good practices or future policy solutions with which to combat illicit trade within the various sectors.
|Trafficking in persons|
|Wildlife trafficking trends in sub-Saharan Africa|
|Illicit trade in counterfeit medicines|
|A brief overview of illicit trade in tobacco products|
|The global illicit trade in illegal narcotics|
|The size, impacts and drivers of illicit trade in alcohol|
|Sport manipulation as economic crime|
at a glance
Illicit trade involves goods & services that are deemed illegal as they threaten communities and society as a whole. Illicit trade has a negative impact on economic stability, social welfare, public health, public safety & our environment - examples include:
To mitigate this global risk, public and private sector decision makers need a firmer understanding of the magnitude and nature of its impacts on economic activities, and a clearer understanding of the conditions that enable it.
The OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade focuses on evidence based research and coordinates international expertise in quantifying and mapping illicit markets.
Quantitative metrics better inform policy makers to:
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