About Open Ownership
Good governance through transparent company ownership
Open Ownership (OO) helps countries generate high quality data on company ownership that complies with international standards and meets the needs of data users across government, civil society, and the private sector.
Since 2017, OO has worked with almost 40 countries to advance implementation of beneficial ownership (BO) reforms and support the creation of over 15 new central and sectoral BO registers. We have developed the world’s leading data standard for BO information, co-founded the international Beneficial Ownership Leadership Group, and built the world’s first transnational public BO register.
Our team of policy and technical experts, based across three continents, provides technical assistance to governments to collect, compile, and publish data on who ultimately controls the companies operating in their jurisdiction. We engage directly with implementing agencies and work closely with multilateral country offices and donor funded projects to leverage our knowledge and expertise.
OO works with key international stakeholders with an interest in BO disclosure, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Financial Action Task Force, the World Economic Forum, the Open Government Partnership (OGP), and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), as well as bilateral and foundation donors. OO is a member of the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime, co-founded by Europol, World Economic Forum, and Refinitiv.
Figure 1. Map showing countries committed to beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) and where OO is engaged