About Us Corruption Watch is a unique
NGO and activist organisation.

Started by Andrew Feinstein and Susan Hawley, we undertake path-breaking investigations into cases of grand corruption in order to reveal patterns and systems of corruption.

We disseminate these cases through widely distributed reports, journalism and broadcast media, critically-acclaimed and best-selling books, film, a wide variety of social media, public speaking and other engagement with a wide and diverse range of audiences, as well as through our unique global network of NGOs, social movements, activists, investigative journalists, whistle-blowers and some legislators.

Where appropriate, we work with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to bring legal action against perpetrators of malfeasance revealed in our investigations, and we lobby government and the corporate sector for changes to both the regulatory environment and the way they operate. We also assist prosecutors and law enforcement agencies in their investigations on request.

Our aim is to reduce corruption, especially as it manifests in the interactions between business and politics, in order to foster good governance, accountability and transparency in both the private and public spheres.

Our Mission

The mission of Corruption Watch is to detail and expose instances of corruption and their subjective and objective impact on democracy, human rights and development across the world in order to precipitate strong action against it.

We believe that corruption corrodes democracy, undermines the rule of law and socio-economic development in both buying and selling countries. We are concerned in particular with the role that the private sector from developed countries plays in exacerbating corruption and undermining governance in poorer countries, and with the ways in which developed country governments respond to this, ranging from collusion to weak enforcement of rules designed to tackle it, where they exist.

We are also concerned with the way in which the failure to tackle the issue impacts on democracy in the developed countries themselves, especially where there is collusion between the private sector and government/political parties to keep rules weak and prevent information becoming public.

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