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The Kleptocrat’s Playbook: A Taxonomy Of Localized And Transnational Tactics

This Playbook is a comprehensive repository describing the full gamut of tactics kleptocrats use to amass wealth and evade accountability, and presents an original definition of kleptocracy based on research into transnational kleptocratic tactics. To date, no single resource has systematically catalogued the suite of transnational and domestic tactics that kleptocrats deploy to strategically expand opportunities for publicresource theft and to suppress civil society efforts to expose and counter kleptocracy. Without an evidence-based understanding of kleptocratic tactics, reform-oriented actors are less able to anticipate, identify and address wholesale kleptocratic strategies, and journalists and activists face continued disruption of investigation and oversight efforts.