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ODI Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Can open beneficial data help curb corruption?

ODI Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Can open beneficial data help curb corruption?

Watch a video of the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raEEWlwfzUA&index=1&list=PL6DDzoHu1cx1ozmghXXCgzwHF8Ln8Tlv8

Each year, over billions of dollars in illicit funds – the fruits of crime, corruption or tax evasion – pass through anonymous shell companies. Their owners remain hidden, escaping accountability and passing the costs of their illicit activities onto communities.

How can beneficial ownership data help solve these problems? Why should it be available as open data? And what are the lessons learned from the UK’s first ever open data register of beneficial ownership?

In this lecture, Zosia Sztykowski from OpenOwnership will answer the questions and give a sneak peak of the OpenOwnership Register – a platform for global beneficial ownership information being developed by OpenCorporates, Global Witness, Open Contracting Partnership, The B Team, The Web Foundation and Transparency International.

About the speaker
Zosia Sztykowski is the Project Coordinator for Ope

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