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Practical interventions for uncovering and identifying beneficial ownership as a mechanism to recover the proceeds of corruption: A Nigerian case study

IATI Identifier: US-EIN-26-0126537-gi-ace-1-7

Published on IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2021
  • autorenew Closed (Status)

Corruption is a major inhibitor to economic growth, discouraging to domestic and foreign investment and destabilising of governments. Unsurprisingly, international attention has intensified in recent years with global initiatives to counter corruption and money laundering. These have placed requirements upon national governments to increase transparency, reducing opportunities for the legitimate legal and financial infrastructure to be used to disguise and move the proceeds of corruption. Using Nigeria as our case study, this cross-disciplinary and mixed methods research aims to understand current processes and highlight system weaknesses for successfully identifying beneficial ownership of funds. By creating a simpler, re-balanced and importantly cost effective solution, we aim to contribute to the prevention of laundering of the proceeds of corruption and to their recovery. An assessment of what works in Nigeria as a means to prevent corruption will provide valuable empirical evidence of what may be transferable to other developing countries.

  • Anti-corruption organisations and institutions

Participating Organisations

Northumbria University Academic, Training and Research Implementing
Global Integrity International NGO Accountable
UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Government Funding


Transaction Value Provider
Type Date
16,349 GBP Global Integrity Northumbria University Disbursement
date_range Jul 13, 2022
71,769 GBP Global Integrity Northumbria University Disbursement
date_range Jan 10, 2020
73,507 GBP Global Integrity Northumbria University Disbursement
date_range Aug 19, 2019
88,403 GBP Global Integrity Northumbria University Disbursement
date_range Feb 22, 2019
250,027 GBP Provider N/A Receiver N/A Incoming Funds
date_range Jan 01, 2019


352,057 USD
  • 88,735 GBP (Valued at Jan 01, 2019)
    date_range Jan 01, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
  • 88,735 GBP (Valued at Jan 01, 2020)
    date_range Jan 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
  • 88,735 GBP (Valued at Jan 01, 2021)
    date_range Jan 01, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
access_time Updated on Sep 07, 2023 20:20:35