Lauren Pfeifer

Lauren Pfeifer
Lauren worked on transparency, accountability and education within the global policy team between 2008-2014. Lauren graduated from Richmond, the American International University in London. Before ONE, Lauren worked on Capitol Hill for her congressman, Rep. George Radanovich (CA-19).

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Bribery at the World Cup: How Tricky Ricky almost got away with it

Bribery at the World Cup: How Tricky Ricky almost got away with it

Neymar. Dempsey. Suarez. Messi. Robben. These are some of the stars of the 2014 World Cup. There’s one more name you should know: Ricardo Teixeira, or “Tricky Ricky.” He led the Brazilian Football confederation and FIFA’s organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup until March 2012, when he resigned all football-relat......
Making US development aid better, from the outside in

Making US development aid better, from the outside in

A set of new reforms will ensure that foreign assistance from US agencies more effective and efficient. Mercia and her daughter Eliza from Mozambique, drink clean water from a well funded by the MCC. A coalition that we’re a part of, Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), has announced some big news this week: ......
We’re hijacking the Oscars. Join us?

We’re hijacking the Oscars. Join us?

The upcoming Academy Awards is a time to celebrate the best films, actors and behind-the-scenes players in Hollywood – so why not do the same for the incredible videos, infographics and songs that help fight global corruption through creativity and innovation? ONE is teaming up with Accountability Lab for the Honesty Oscar......
Black Money Ops is a game – and also very real

Black Money Ops is a game – and also very real

When we came across Black Money Ops, a hidden object game, we knew we’d found a kindred spirit in Agent Banks! Black Money Ops is a game that challenges the player to find the links between a terrorist and the companies that have been illegally funding arms sales. Working through the levels by finding incriminating…...
Millennium Challenge Corporation tops 2013 Aid Transparency Index

Millennium Challenge Corporation tops 2013 Aid Transparency Index

The US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is the most transparent aid donor in the world, says a new report launched today by Publish What You Fund. The report, the third annual Aid Transparency Index (ATI), ranks 67 donor agencies – like USAID and DFID – based on the information they publish about their deve......
Opening Budgets: Nudging from the north and pushing by the people

Opening Budgets: Nudging from the north and pushing by the people

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about transparency – transparency in the payments governments receive from oil, gas and mining companies, transparency in company ownership, and transparency of aid flows through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and open data in general. But there is an important par......
A Google Earth tour of the world’s most corrupt homes

A Google Earth tour of the world’s most corrupt homes

This $4 million villa in southern France was once owned by former President of Zaire, Mobuto Sese Seko. He plundered an estimated $4 to 5 billion from the country during his 32 years in power. Corrupt politicians and dodgy businesses are stealing millions of dollars from the countries they are supposed to serve, using phanto......
NFL’s Anquan Boldin lends star power to transparency hearing

NFL’s Anquan Boldin lends star power to transparency hearing

Boldin playing rugby in Africa. Photo credit: Audra Melton/Oxfam America Anquan Boldin, the new wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, had a different kind of workout yesterday. The 6’1”, 220–lb. NFL star was on Capitol Hill as an ambassador for Oxfam America. Boldin testified in front of the House Subcommittee on A......
Top transparency names convene at G8 breakfast

Top transparency names convene at G8 breakfast

If you’ve been following our coverage of the G8 Summit, you know that the theme for the summit was Trade, Tax and Transparency. And though the official summit was just two days long, many other exciting events surrounded it. RELATED: Our analysis of the G8 communique As the host of the G8, and one of the…...