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The Global Anti-Corruption Consortium is a groundbreaking partnership to accelerate the global fight against corruption by bringing together investigative journalism spearheaded by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and advocacy driven by Transparency International (TI), the global anti-corruption movement.
This collaboration allows OCCRP’s global network of local journalists and Transparency International’s 100+ chapters to share data and knowledge, informing advocacy with actionable data generated through cross-border investigations. The partnership connects key Transparency International chapters with experienced networks of investigative reporters across the world, including CONNECTAS in Latin America and Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) in the Middle East.
In just its first year, the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium has made significant contributions to spotlighting and pushing for policy change in response to money-for-influence scandals and global money laundering.
After the September 2017 publication of the Azerbaijan Laundromat, Transparency International advocates rallied public pressure and presented European and national policy makers with evidence of influence laundering resulting in resignations at the highest levels and an active investigation into Council of Europe membership.
In the United Kingdom, findings from OCCRP investigations, such as the Russian Laundromat, have reinforced TI-UK evidence of the prevalence of UK shell companies in facilitating many of the world’s biggest corruption scandals and strengthened related campaigning by Transparency International UK (TI-UK) to end the UK’s role as a safe haven for corrupt money. With GACC partners shedding light on this issue, the UK government has since made moves to legislate greater transparency over Scottish Limited Partnerships and recently introduced Unexplained Wealth Orders to better target corrupt wealth in the UK.
With a growing constellation of partners that bring distinct media, advocacy, tech, and legal angles to bear, the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium is supported by the governments of Argentina, Australia, Denmark, Norway, and the United States and the Open Society Foundations.