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Technologies that seek to provide greater visibility to the activities of governments, corporations, or individuals in power and allow others to monitor them.

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Defense Digital Services

Our mission is to drive a giant leap forward in the way DoD builds and deploys technology and digital services. We work alongside our public servants and service members, empowering them to incorporate private sector best practices and talent to build a better future now.


A network of groups organizing to provide aid and support to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


X-Road, the data exchange layer for information systems, is a technological and organizational environment enabling a secure Internet-based data exchange between information systems.

WeGov Research API

The Research API is a Carto instance where we republish data from our Normalizer and other datasets useful for our ecosystem of tools. It powers WeGovNYC tools such as the Agency Directory.

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

By developing and equipping a global network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, OCCRP exposes crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account.

An ecosystem of corporate politicians in Portugal

An interactive visualization of the relationships between members of Portuguese governments and companies for the period of 1975 to 2013.

Mexiro AC

Mexiro AC

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Somos una organización feminista que trabaja temas de desarrollo sostenible con metodologías de innovación y co-creación.

Wall Hunters

Wall Hunters

Baltimore, MD

"A collaboration among several street artists and Carol Ott, proprietor of the Baltimore Slumlord Watch blog, the group has painted murals on about a dozen vacant buildings in the city so far this summer."


Veritas works to advance open government, democracy, constitutionalism, rule of law, justice, and human rights in Zimbabwe.


medConfidential defends the confidentiality you desire for your medical records. Every use of data should be consensual, safe, and transparent. In matters of health and care, your relationship with your doctor is based on a very human spirit of confidentiality. Not the cold law of data protection.

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Que Sabes


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Where is my Transport

An integrated mass transit solution for emerging markets, focused on providing public transport data and technologies that enrich services, empower people, and enable innovation.


NewsTrust enabled citizens to find and share trustworthy journalism online, promoting greater transparency in news reporting.

Praekelt Foundation

The Praekelt Foundation develops innovative mobile solutions to improve the lives of people living in poverty.

Directorio Legislativo

Directorio Legislativo is an Argentina-based research and advocacy organisation focusing on legislative transparency, consensus building and research on current regulatory affairs.


Viamo uses simple, low-cost technology for data collection and for the provision of public service information via mobile.

Open Rights Group

Founded in 2005, Open Rights Group (ORG) is a UK-based digital campaigning organisation working to protect our rights to privacy and free speech online. Digital technology has transformed the way we live and opened up limitless new ways to communicate, connect, share and learn across the world. But for all the benefits, technological developments have created new threats to our human rights. ORG exists to raise awareness of these threats and challenge them through public campaigns, media commentary, legal actions, policy interventions and tech projects.

Fundacja Reporterów

In 2010, Paweł Reszka, Wojciech Cieśla, Michał Majewski and Roman Daszczyński got together to support journalism in the Eastern Partnership countries and created Fundacja Reporterów – the Reporters Foundation, one of the first journalistic NGO’s in Poland. In 2010 they decided to help journalists from various post-soviet countries, from Ukraine to Azerbaijan. For the first few years they trained people, among those who joined the Foundation’s projects are leading journalists in their countries (Kristina Berdinskich, Anna Babiniec, Dymitr Gnap) who have worked on well-known publications, such as the award-winning Yanukovych Leaks project.


Infonet develops technology platforms that enable information-sharing and promote government transparency in Kenya.

Institute for Public Policy Research

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is a registered charity and the UK’s pre-eminent progressive think tank.

Open Institute

Open Institute's mission is to collaborate with governments, citizens, civil society organisations, and other players to develop policies, tools, and knowledge that strengthen citizens' voices in the governance and development in their societies.

Define American

Define American

Washington, DC

Define American is a culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants. Their advocacy within news, entertainment, and digital media is creating an America where everyone belongs.

Fair Tax Mark

The Fair Tax Mark certification scheme was launched in February 2014 and seeks to encourage and recognise organisations that pay the right amount of corporation tax at the right time and in the right place. It operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise and believe that companies paying tax responsibly should be celebrated, and any race to the bottom resisted. To date, the Fair Tax Mark have focussed on certifying businesses head-quartered in the UK, but a suite of global standards will be rolled out in 2021.

Mideast Youth

Mideast Youth uses digital media to amplify voices in the Middle East and North Africa.

Fundacion para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP)

Fundacion para la Libertad de Prensa works to defend freedom of the press, the right to information, human dignity and the free work of journalists. They are a multidisciplinary team of professionals who work to investigate the conditions of journalism in Colombia and take actions to promote guarantees for this trade throughout the country.

Membership Puzzle Project

New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute runs the Membership Puzzle Project, which works to identify and incubate innovative early-stage membership models globally.

Responsible Mining Index

to assess the economic, environmental, social, and governance performance of 30 of the world’s largest mining companies.


Metta and Nest is a global partner for corporates, governments and entrepreneurs on their innovation journeys. Hatched in 2010, we create collaborative environments that help corporates, startups, and our investors scale and succeed.

Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas help individual artists and arts organizations at every level of the cultural ecosystem, in every creative medium by providing fundraising tools, educational resources, and personalized support. That means artists can devote their effort to doing what they do best — making art that matters to them and the world.

Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF)

The Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa seeks to defend whistleblowers, as well as strategically litigate and advocate on their behalf where their disclosures speak to the public interest of African citizens.

Fundación Vía Libre

Fundación Vía Libre is a non-profit civil organisation established in Córdoba, Argentina, in 2000. Initially focused on Free Software public policies, dissemination of knowledge and sustainable development, the Foundation reoriented its mission to broader issues such as the impact and influence of digital technologies on Human Rights, with special attention to social, economic, and cultural rights and civil liberties.

Yiaga Africa

Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change makers committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement.

Leadership Academy for Development

Leadership Academy for Development trains mid-career government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and development.

Transparency International

Transparency International aims to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability, and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.

Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro (ITS)

The Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro (ITS) is a non-profit that uses technology opportunities to drive positive social change.

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

Our independent, non-profit organization provides policy advice and advocacy infused with lessons learned in the field and with insights developed through rigorous research. We share our knowledge and experience freely with policy-makers, accountability actors, and the global campaign for improved international norms. We are particularly well-placed to convene reform-oriented dialogue and to engage in constructive policy advocacy.

Tax Justice UK

Tax Justice UK

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Tax Justice UK is a campaigning and advocacy organisation, working to ensure that everyone in the UK benefits from a fair and effective tax system. it is not-for-profit and politically non-aligned. Tax Justice UK aims to engage with a broad spectrum of people and organisations from across the UK, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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