ZacTax Campaign Relaunch in Africa
Illicit financial flows refer to the movement of money across borders that is illegal in its source (e.g. corruption, smuggling), its transfer (e.g. tax evasion), or its use (e.g. terrorist financing). In a 2020 report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), it was estimated that African countries lose $88.6 billion annually to these illicit financial activities. ACT Ubumbano was invited by the World Council of Churches to the relaunch in Africa of the ZacTax Campaign. ZacTax is modelled on the transformative story of Zacchaeus and advocates for, among other things, tax justice and addressing social and ecological debts, including reparations for colonialism and slavery. Access the Toolkit to help you get involved.