Introducing the 2014 Honesty Oscars, hosted by Accountability Lab

Introducing the 2014 Honesty Oscars, hosted by Accountability Lab


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This week, ONE and Accountability Lab bring you the 2014 Honesty Oscars. Each day this week, we’ll bring you a different category of contenders, from Visual Effects to Best Picture – people and projects who are increasing accountability in new and creative ways.

Vote for your favourites, and we’ll announce the winners on Oscar night – March 2nd.

Today, we unveil the first category in ONE and Accountability Lab’s Honesty Oscars: Best Visual Effects. Like the Academy Awards, this category honours animation and special effects – but for our purposes, we have chosen five infographics that best communicate global transparency and corruption statistics through graphic design, interactivity and data journalism. Scroll through the five nominees, then vote for your favourite at the end of the post.


1. Corruption Perceptions Index

By Transparency International

Transparency International’s CPI has been ranking countries by the perceived levels of corruption since 1995, but has recently excelled at making its data interactive.

2. Illicit Financial Flows Heatmap

By Global Financial Integrity

The cross-border flow of money that is illegally earned, transferred, or used is illustrated in this interactive heat map. 

3. U.S. Bank Control Chain Map,

By Open Corporates

Open Corporates used open data to visualise the corporate networks created by the six largest US banks, illustrating the need for corporate transparency – something ONE is campaigning for. Check out the interactive version, switch from bank to bank or isolate a country to see the web of relationships. 

4. Open Budget

By the International Budget Partnership

This infographic visualises the results of the last Open Budget Survey, which measures the transparency of budgets around the world.


5. Women’s Rights Infographic

By the Guardian
This colorful interactive graphic contains data on women’s rights breaking data down by country. Check out the interactive version.

Vote now:

Come back tomorrow to check out the of nominees for Activist in a Leading Role!

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