Under the EU funded project, ENACT (Enhancing Africa’s capacity to respond more effectively to transnational organised crime), the Global Initiative against Transnational Crime, the Institute for Security Studies and Interpol are developing an Index to provide a multi-dimensional measure of the scale and scope of organised crime in Africa.
ENACT is commissioning a series of research papers to underpin the development of the Index. Mine is on the challenges and potential of using of law enforcement data (specifically seizures data) to learn about transnational organised crime. This builds on my experience of working with data on seizures of ivory and other wildlife products and will also consider seizures of other commodities.
In addition, I will sit on the Index Technical Reference Group and provide guidance on the strategic and substantive development of the Index.
Filed under: Strategy, Illegal trade, Seizures data, Monitoring, Global indicators