It’s not often one needs to call on an English Queen, a tidiness guru and a spooky sailing ship to help determine what is wrong with the latest update on illicit financial flows from Global Financial Integrity and how it can be improved. But now is the time. Seeing GFI’s report on illicit financial flows in 2006-2015 though three Marys’ eyes does just that.
Mary Contrary would say what GFI needs in future is more Marie Kondo and less Mary Celeste. That way, GFI can constructively contribute to the illicit financial flows research agenda.