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Published Date: May 27, 2014

Examining the dimensions, Scale and Dynamaics of illegal Economy: A Study of Pakista in the Regionn

Executive Summary

The value of the
global illicit economy in 2009 was estimated at US$ 1.3 trillion and growing –
it is now thought to represent 7 to 10 percent of the global economy. In some
countries, such as Afghanistan, illicit trade is the major source of income. While
the illegal economy raises the cost for conducting legal economic activities, it
also weakens states, threatens development opportunities, undermines the rule
of law and keeps countries trapped in a cycle of poverty and instability.[1]
Proceeds of the illegal economy find their way into the world’s
formal economies every year through money-laundering and acquisitions of legal
assets. Illegal economic activities also fund the activities of international
organized crime groups and finance insurgent groups active in conflict zones
throughout the world.

Despite the impact of these threats on human
security at multiple levels,
the illegal
economy is unfortunately a neglected area within the mainstream development
. An analysis of
the links between the illegal economy and organized crime and their collective
impact on human security requires looking beyond the discrete and traditional security
and development paradigms.
Governments often see addressing the
illegal economy as a low priority issue and development assistance available to
counter its negative impacts is minimal.
In a networked world, this oversight
creates a vicious cycle of governance failures and economic disparities creating
more opportunities for the illegal economy to flourish.