PMI IMPACT: We Need a Network to Fight a Network


We Need a Network to Fight a Network

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Criminals operating in the illicit trade space are working in networks – not limited by laws or borders. They should be fought in the same way, creating connections across nations and between international law enforcement. We must continue to build cross-sector and public-private coalitions that are able, and willing, to make an impact.

This is why PMI IMPACT was created. Find out more about the global initiative and how it’s countering the negative consequences of illicit trade for individuals, their families, and communities.

In June, 2021, PMI IMPACT announced the launch of its third funding round. The program is open to project proposals from public, private, or non-profit organizations, including governmental organizations, international organizations, associations, academic institutions, and private companies.

In the wake of COVID-19, PMI IMPACT will also be open to evaluating projects aimed at limiting the threats of counterfeited and substandard vaccines, medicines, medical supplies, and personal protective equipment.

To find out more about applying for funding from PMI IMPACT, click here.    

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PMI IMPACT’s Third Funding Round 

Since 2016, PMI IMPACT has accrued an ecosystem of grantees, developing innovative solutions to eradicate illegal activities affecting the economy and society at large. To date, it has provided USD 48 million to fund 60 projects in 30 countries.



PMI IMPACT has put forward $100 million to fund and support a broad range of initiatives and projects designed to tackle the many strands of illegal trade that affect economies and societies all over the world. The initiative enables public-private collaboration and aims to achieve long-term, sustainable results against illegal trade.

In its first and second funding rounds, the initiative supported organizations working in several different areas, such as enhancing knowledge on illegal trade, engaging in educational and capacity-building initiatives, and developing technological solutions to facilitate anti-illicit efforts.