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Open Ownership response to FATF consultation on revisions to Recommendation 24

Open Ownership · Aug 2021

Open Ownership’s contribution to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) consultation on revisions to its Recommendation 24 on beneficial ownership transparency. This response focuses on why mandating centralised registries as part of a multi-pronged approach is the most effective way...

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Meet two of the newest staff at Open Ownership (OO)

blogs Open Ownership · Jul 2021

10 minutes with Agustina De Luca and Stephen Abbott Pugh.

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Tax transparency, corruption and beneficial ownership: Global Tax Policy Center conference report

blogs Stephen Abbott Pugh and Karabo Rajuili · Jul 2021

In their roles as Data and Technology Manager and Country Manager for Open Ownership, Stephen Abbott Pugh and Karabo Rajuili recently took part in a conference to share our latest beneficial ownership research. It was organised by the WU Global...

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Accelerating beneficial ownership in Africa

news Karabo Rajuili, Maureen Kariuki and Edwin Wuadom Warden · Jul 2021

Corporate anonymity poses significant risks to domestic resource mobilisation in Africa. Research by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) suggests that African countries can retain an estimated USD 89 billion per year if illicit capital flight can be...

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Beneficial ownership transparency implementation: Lessons from five countries

blogs Chinwe Ekene Ezeigbo · Jun 2021

Chinwe Ekene Ezeigbo was a Policy and Research Consultant for Open Ownership from January to April 2021. Following an international career focused on resource governance, she is currently finalising a PhD at the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute’s Centre...

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Should countries charge for beneficial ownership data access?

blogs Peter Low and Tymon Kiepe · Jun 2021

Open Ownership (OO) has recently published a policy briefing on the potential benefits of making beneficial ownership registers public. A key consideration for governments is whether to charge users for access to the data. Some countries have opted to levy...

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