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

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

Corrupt politicians and dodgy businesses are stealing millions of dollars from the countries they are supposed to serve, using phantom firms and tax havens to do it. They often then buy valuable property overseas in the most desirable parts of the world. Phantom firms, fake companies set up to hide the identity of the peo......
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: ......
Afrobarometer: Africans are ready to pay for development

Afrobarometer: Africans are ready to pay for development

What do Africans think of taxes for development? According to Afrobarometer's latest survey, Taxation, Transparency and Compliance, which covered 29 sub-Saharan African countries, about 60 percent of those who were surveyed are supportive.
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…...
Gara’s virtual credit-based health network takes the guesswork out of healthcare

Gara’s virtual credit-based health network takes the guesswork out of healthcare

At ONE, we’re always excited when we see new projects that fuse transparency, collaboration and technology that can improve service delivery in developing countries. Smag Media is one such example. Founded by Milwaukee ONE member Sando Johnson, who is originally from Liberia, his company supports voting transparency and rep...
What ‘The Fifth Estate’ and WikiLeaks can teach us about citizen accountability

What ‘The Fifth Estate’ and WikiLeaks can teach us about citizen accountability

What excited me most about the film “The Fifth Estate,” which opened in theaters in the US a few weeks ago, was not Benedict Cumberbatch’s handsome face or my fascination with Julian Assange and WikiLeaks – but the idea that the Internet has given the world incredible access to information. And it’s up to us to&hel......
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......
3 Case studies that show how transparency is improving health care in Africa

3 Case studies that show how transparency is improving health care in Africa

If government health budgets were opened up, health care workers could better give patients the care they need. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard.  In this piece, Lauren Pfeifer illustrates the importance of transparency in improving health care in sub-Saharan Africa, the focus of ONE’s Africa-only Open Budgets Save Live......
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…...