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Current Projects

Open The Government (OTG) OTG is a coalition of journalists, consumer and good government groups, environmentalists, labor and others united to advance the public’s right to know and reduce secrecy in government.

Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG) The Peace and Security Funders Group is an association of private and public foundations, operating foundations, charitable trusts, grantmaking programs, and individual philanthropists who make grants or expenditures that contribute to peace and global security.

Publish What You Pay-US (PWYP-US) PWYP-US is part of a global civil society network united in its call for a more open and accountable extractives sector. The coalition is made up of 40 diverse members, including human rights, development, tax-justice, and faith-based organizations.

Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme (TI-DS) TI-DS seeks to end corruption in countries’ defense sectors. To this end, TI-DS supports the establishment of global standards to hold advanced and emerging powers’ defense sectors to account, stronger and more accountable security institutions to prevent conflict and support fragile countries, and norms and institutions to address systemic risks in the arms trade.

The Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition The FACT Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of more than 100 state, national, and international organizations working toward a fair tax system that addresses the challenges of a global economy and promoting policies to combat the harmful impacts of corrupt financial practices.

The Pentagon Budget Campaign (PBC) The Pentagon Budget Campaign is a coalition seeking significant long-term reduction in Pentagon spending, driven by an alternative vision of the military’s role in U.S. national security through a variety of avenues, including the creation of a unique transpartisan experiment to infuse this new vision into national policy.

Covering Climate Now (CCN)  Covering Climate Now is a journalism initiative co-founded by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review, which includes hundreds of outlets worldwide, with a combined audience of over 1 billion people. CCN aims to convene and inform a conversation among journalists about how all news outlets—big and small, digital and print, TV and radio, US-based and abroad—can do justice to the defining story of our time.

US-Africa Bridge Building Project (Building Bridges) Building Bridges is an initiative to catalyze engagement between local struggles and global problems and promote mutual solidarity between Africans and Americans working to end corruption and tax injustice. The Project links economic inequality activists and social movements to strengthen collective efforts for tax justice at all levels of the global economy. The Project is rooted in the African concept of Ubuntu: I am because we are.

Anti-Corruption Data Collective (ACDC) The Anti-Corruption Data Collective brings together leading journalists, data analysts, academics and policy advocates to expose transnational corruption flows and push for policy change using the advocacy reach of ACDC partners. The Collective draws from experts and participating organizations with on-the-ground networks of local non-profit partners and journalists in more than 100 countries around the world. We leverage both data and expertise to target specific vehicles for hiding and laundering ill-gotten gains.

Former Projects

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
POGO is a nonpartisan, non-profit government watchdog. It works with government investigators and auditors whose findings have received little attention, with whistleblowers who risk retaliation, and it performs its own independent investigations.

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
EPIC works to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values in relation to the Internet and new digital communication technologies.

Government Accountability Project (GAP)
GAP is nationally known for its efforts to defend whistleblowers while also bringing attention to their substantive information about activities and practices that endanger public health, threaten the environment, waste tax dollars, violate rights, institutionalize wrongdoing, and promote secrecy.