We are proud to present the 2022 PMI IMPACT Report. PMI IMPACT is our global initiative dedicated to fighting illicit trade in all its forms and countering negative consequences for individuals, their families, and communities.
This report provides an overview of the progress of the projects selected in the first and second funding rounds of the program, launched in 2016 and 2017 respectively. It also highlights some of the new projects selected in the third funding round, which opened to applicants in 2021.
PMI IMPACT’s overall objective is to tackle illegal trade in its many forms. A significant part of the third funding round is the fight to raise awareness among key audiences of the threat that illegal trade poses to society and the ways policymakers and the wider public can assist in tackling these crimes.
Since launching in 2016, PMI IMPACT has now selected 67 projects to finance. It has allocated close to USD 50 million across 33 different countries to help combat and prevent illegal trade. Grantees have delivered a wide-range of initiatives to tackle illicit trade that includes research, awareness-raising, development of technical solutions, funding of equipment to help combat crime, training for law enforcement agencies, and communication initiatives to foster cross-sector and public–private collaboration.