Global Financial Integrity and Academics Stand Against Poverty has selected Kenneth Okpomo and Janet Bolarinwa as winners of the fifth annual Amartya Sen Prize: the two best original essays on assessing the human impact of illicit financial flows out of Africa.
Kenneth Okpomo emerged in first place with his essay “Political corruption, illicit financial flows, and the damage they do to the local economy and population: a case study of Nigeria”. He receives a $5,000 prize money for his achievement.
Janet Bolarinwa emerged the second prize winner for the essay “Assessing the Human Impact of Illicit Financial Flows of Africa.” She receives a $3,000 prize money for her achievement.
Both authors will receive their prizes and prize monies at the conference “Improving Domestic Resource Mobilization and Stemming Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs): Enhancing Institutionalised International Cooperation and local capacity for DRM”; 12-15 March 2019, Hekima Jesuit University College Peace Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.