Global South Dialogue on Economic Crime (GSDEC) – The Network


The Global South Dialogue on Economic Crimes Network (GSDEC) is an interdisciplinary platform for advancing dialogue, research, and capacity on economic and financial crimes. Its mission is to inform, influence, and improve researchers’ and stakeholders’ involvement in deliberations to curb illicit financial activities. Stakeholders include policymakers, enforcement officers, bankers, governments whose actions and inactions could lead to or combat illicit financial activities.

With stakeholders at the forefront of combating these crimes, GSDEC is focused on facilitating practical, innovative, and research-oriented responses to address complex economic crime challenges in the Global South. This initiative is coming at a time when the economic growth of Global South countries is undercut by illicit financial activities, thereby hindering their projected development.

Our stakeholder involvement is geared at engineering and facilitating in-country knowledge and expertise, whilst endeavoring to provide a platform for Global South academics and stakeholders to share their research. We offer support to early-career researchers in the dissemination of their research outputs.

In line with its mission, GSDEC will project the expertise of leading stakeholders and members who are extensively involved in combating economic and financial crimes across the Global South. We believe that this would facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue and projects that would improve the Global South’s capability to effectively respond to illicit financial crimes.

GSDEC uses the following channels in disseminating research outputs: conferences, webinars, blog posts, academic publications, interviews, and media content. We also share recent news, events, and opportunities in the space of economic and financial crimes. Our events have attracted participation and attendance by experts from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Transparency International and leading academics to address matters in the field of economic and financial crime. You can find a report of one of our events here.


Executive Board Members

Dr Folashade Adeyemo

Dr Nkechi Azinge

Dr Joy Malala

Luckystar Miyandazi

Dr Lovina Otudor


Do you work in the field of economic and financial crime?
Are you passionately interested in fighting economic crime?
Are you a professional or researcher in the field?

Global South Dialogue on Economic Crime is looking to grow our network with people whose wealth of experience and contributions will help move the network a step further towards realizing our dream of a world free of financial and economic crimes.

If you:

  • Are a policymaker or government official in economic and financial crime
  • Are an enforcement officer working in economic and financial crime
  • Are a civil Society Organization interested in economic and financial crime
  • Are an independent researcher in financial and economic crime
  • Represent an organization actively working in economic and financial crime
  • Are interested in partnering, collaborating, or working with us
  • Have any ideas that you would like to share with us

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Tax Webinar

Anti Money Laundering: Lawyers as Gatekeepers, Thursday 28 October 2021 – 15:30pm

Tax-Related Illicit Financial Flows: Perspectives from the Global South, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – 2.00 PM SAT


UNEXPLAINED WEALTH: A Global Perspective – June 29th @ 11:00am (BST)


Please register for the event here.

Inaugural Conference

Financial Crime Regulation: A Perspective from the Global South , Saturday, August 21, 2021 – 10.00 AM BST