Richard Murphy, COFFERS researcher and Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City University of London, recently presented on tackling Illicit financial Flows at United Nations Economic and Social Commission Western Asia International Conference on Financing Sustainable Development in Beirut. Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) constitute a complex and multifaceted problem that simultaneously works in different areas and levels. Acquiring more and better tax data and improving existing tax gap methodologies is key to solving these problems. The conclusion is that every country should perform a qualitative tax spillover assessment in order to appraise tax risks on a country-by-country basis. On his blog, Richard has published text and slides from his presentation.