Today, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will release a searchable database of over 200,000 companies, trusts, foundations and funds incorporated in 21 tax havens from Hong Kong to Nevada. This data reveals a network of offshore companies and …

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A few months ago, my team at the Public Private Development Centre launched a project called Budeshi which means “open it” in Hausa… Continue reading on Medium »

Knight International Media Innovators Specialized Reporting Investigative Reporting Business of Journalism Five young Mexican journalists spent a year sifting through thousands of public officials’ expense reports. James Breiner explains how they discovered gross misuse of taxpayer dollars.

The biggest disease of all is not a disease. It’s corruption. But there’s a vaccine for that too. It’s called transparency – Bono, TED 2013 Continue reading on Medium »

Open Government Network member, OpenCorporates, has released a new paper outlining how open company data was used to uncover the powerful elite benefiting from Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade industry. Today, we’re pleased to release a white paper on how OpenCorporates data was …

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Today, we’re pleased to release a white paper on how OpenCorporates data was used to uncover the powerful elite benefiting from Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade industry, in a ground-breaking report from Global Witness. This investigation is an important case study …

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Photo: Department for International Development : Supplying medicines (CC BY 2.0) Fighting corruption was at the center of the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia that ended in September. Not surprisingly, Open Contracting, an approach to bring deals between …

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Report by RiSSC – Research Centre on Security and Crime (Italy): “In the recent years, the demand for Open Data picked up stream among stakeholders to increasing transparency and accountability of the Public Sector. Governments are supporting Open Data supply, to …

Revolution Delayed: The Impact of Open Data on the Fight against Corruption Read more »

The outcome of the 22nd APEC meeting serves as a ringing endorsement of open data as an effective governance tool and institutional ethos On the back of the 16th International Anti-Corruption Commission Conference in Malaysia between 2-4 September, the 22nd …

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation harnesses open data to tackle corruption Read more »

It’s rare to come across a gem like Code4SA, a Cape Town based organisation which uses data and technology to change lives.  They combine strong developer skills with an impressive ability to bring together all the right people-technologists, civil society, journalists …

Corporate corruption, data journalism for social justice and working with government-piloting new approaches with Code4SA Read more »