Accountability

Stars start to align for bill to outlaw shell corporations
Leslie Wayne · March 19, 2014

An NGO’s $1 million TED prize win, new backers in Congress, and global action against corporate secrecy have boosted one senator’s hopes for his bill against shell corporations.

Kleptocrats hiding funds in US warned ‘we will find you’
Sasha Chavkin · March 12, 2014

Meet the US Justice Department team that has so far uncovered more than $1.1 billion in allegedly stolen funds being channeled through America.

Exposing Slovenia’s dark history in the Yugoslav conflict
Blaž Zgaga · March 3, 2014

The Slovenian public has been kept in the dark about their leaders’ misdeeds during the Yugoslav conflict, which included war profiteering and a pact with Slobodan Milosevic.

Can the OECD’s tax evasion plan trickle down to the developing world?
Will Fitzgibbon · February 24, 2014

The OECD’s tax evasion plan earned cheers from financial transparency advocates. But can it work to curb tax evasion in poor countries that suffer its most painful consequences?

Wealthy nations preserve bribery loophole
Will Fitzgibbon · January 30, 2014

A handful of wealthy nations are resisting a global trend toward abolishing “facilitation payments,” small fees that are paid to public officials for performing basic administrative tasks.

In U.S., efforts to fight offshore secrecy hit snags
Sasha Chavkin · January 6, 2014

The U.S. has made few commitments toward requiring American companies to disclose their real owners, and the most substantial rule that it proposed has now been stalled for years.

How To Fight Fraud in Europe
Margo Smit, Mar Cabra, Marcos Garcia Rey and 5 more · October 19, 2012

Can investigative journalism be instrumental in the detection of and fight against corruption and fraud with EU funds, and if so, how?

Can Journalists Really Investigate Dictatorships?
ICIJ · September 19, 2012

How to work stories in oppressive regimes: sometimes the answer is less complicated than you might think.

How To Track Looted Wealth
Sheila Coronel · June 14, 2012

The ICIJ’s Sheila Coronel shares how to investigate illicit money trails ahead of her Tracking Corruption Internationally presentation at the 2012 IRE conference.