Open Secrets is a non-profit organisation which exposes and builds accountability for private sector economic crimes through investigative research, advocacy, and the law.

What We Do


Our Investigations

We undertake in-depth and rigorous investigations focused on private sector economic crimes that result in human rights violations.

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Using the Law

We view the law as a powerful instrument that can be used to hold private sector financial actors accountable for breaking the law and abusing their power.

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Advocating for Change

We believe that collaborating with our partners in civil society and using various media platforms can make us strong activists for change.

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Please note that we do not accept direct funding from governments or for-profit companies.

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