Table with a list of our projects and sources of funding. For a breakdown of funds by source and amount, see the official annual reports to the Russian Ministry of Justice.
|№||Project||Source of financing||Period||Amount||Currency||Results|
|43||Environmental Transparency – International Cooperation for the Baltic Sea Region||NGO RELEARN Suderbyn||august 2021 – november 2022||179 500||SEK||The project is not completed|
|42||Fair Business Environment for Sustainable Development in Russian Regions: Trainings and Mentoring for Women Entrepreneurs||Consulate of the Netherlands||november 2021 – august 2023||4 605 500||RUB||The project is not completed|
|41||Fighting Corruption with Art||Foundation for Democratic Development||november 2021 – june 2022||26 301||USD||The project is not completed|
|40||Discussion clubs in the regions of Russia||European Commission||november 2021 – december 2022||60 000||EUR||The project is not completed|
|39||Corruption risks in the implementation of state support measures for medical and pharmaceutical companies during COVID-19||Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)||1 june 2021 – 31 may 2022||47 000||USD||The project is not completed|
|38||Using Panama’s beneficial ownership registers – Global Anti-Corruption Consortium||Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)||1 march 2021 – 31 may 2021||12 393||EUR||The TI-R Centre’s enquiries on the status of the request for legal assistance from Australian law enforcement authorities in relation to Irkutsk residents referred to in the investigation “Rocks for Prosecutor” were answered by law enforcement authorities in Russia (Ministry of Internal Affairs, Prosecutor’s Office, Interpol, Investigative Committee, Ministry of Justice) and Australia.|
Conducted a social media and social networking campaign to raise awareness of the problem of trade-based money laundering among the audience of TI-R Centre and partner media.
Held a meeting with a representative of the Australian Consulate in Moscow to raise awareness of the problem of trade-based money laundering in Australia.
Recommendations to TI-R Centre to minimise the use of trade transactions were sent to the Russian Audit Chamber and several State Duma deputies.
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|37||Exporting Corruption Report 2020 – country report and advocacy||Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)||1 december 2020 – 31 december 2020||1000||EUR||Prepared a section on Russia in the Exporting Corruption Report 2020. The social media outlets talked about the contents of the report as well as the issue of international bribery in general. The report was presented in a special edition of the Transparency podcast. A media column was written. The content of the report was communicated to the highest authorities and responses were received from most with information on how to take the information in the report into account.|
|36||Advancing Global Standards to Stop Corrupt Money Flows|
Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)
|1 may 2020 – 30 september 2020||20 000||EUR||The purpose of this study is to verify the compliance of real estate organizations with the obligations and rules against laundering of proceeds from crime. |
The project was focused on different types of stakeholders of the real estate market: agents, journalists, FIU. The project team has analyzed how Russian real estate companies fulfill their duties concerning counteracting money laundering and the financing of terrorism. We did an independent monitoring of the FIU’s efficiency in overseeing real estate sector. A series of interviews with real estate market participants we made showed us an actual situation with AML compliance in this field. The results we’ve received showed us the lack of FIU oversight and low number of real estate agencies who have compiled with the AML regulation. The project team has established personal contacts with key players in the Russian real estate market (real estate agents, AML professionals, FIU’s consultancy counsel and real estate association representatives). The project coordinator presented our research on two real estate events (Moscow, Saint Petersburg) where we discussed the risks of noncompliance with AML regulation and ethical standards of real estate with professionals. We received additional invitations from real estate associations to discuss the results of our AML research.
|35||Foreign Bribery Enforcement in Russia||Transparency International|
|1 december 2019 – 31 december 2019||800||EUR||The purpose of the project was to convey to the general public information about the existence of the OECD Convention on Bribery in International Business Transactions, as well as about its content: ensuring the inevitability of punishment for bribery not only in countries where companies give bribes, but also in countries where they are registered or made main business. Within the framework of the project, about ten posts were created in social networks with information about the Convention, about high-profile cases of corruption by foreign companies in Russia and Russian companies abroad, and a column was written for the Radio Liberty website. As a result of the project, the awareness of our target audience about the phenomenon of “export of corruption” has increased.|
|34||Transparency in Eurasia 2020-2021||Transparency International|
|26 september 2019 – 31 january 2023||1451740||EUR||The project is not completed|
|33||Technology for Integrity (joint project with Sunlight Foundation)||Eurasia Foundation||1 september 2019 – 31 august 2020||83 190||USD||The main objective of the project Technology for Integrity was to increase the capacity of civil society actors in the USA and Russia to apply open data analysis tools in their work/studies. |
The project’s main beneficiaries are data scientists, data journalists and software developers from Russia and the United States of America. The winning team consisted of participants from outside the major metropolitan areas in Russia, which shows that we were able to make the groups as regionally diverse as possible. We were able to enable collaboration among individuals that otherwise may not have been able to connect. The project brought together a community of professionals who cooperated on cross-border projects. The winning project (a database where one can find Miami real estate owners and the companies to which the property is registered) was published on TI-Russia’s official site: https://transparency.org.ru/special/russians_in_miami/eng/.
Indirect groups of beneficiaries include Russian journalists, civil society activists, citizens wanting to investigate stories using big data. Authorities and departments within public agencies responsible for data disclosure also benefited from public use of the data that they disclosed.
|32||Towards integrity together: building partnerships for sustainable future in the Baltic Sea region||Transparency International Sweden||11 march 2019 – 30 october 2019||1000||SEK||The purposes of this project are:|
• Bring together young people who are engaged in anti-corruption work, across countries in the Baltic Sea Region.
• Educate and raise awareness among young people across the region on the prevalence and forms of corruption challenges, its consequences and preventive strategies and tools.
• Promote and motivate student research on corruption on bachelor and master level.
• Measure: Number of participating students, number of student research bachelor and master theses with a good grade.
• The specific expertise of Russian offices in Kaliningrad and Saint Petersburg includes direct civic control over local and regional authorities, as well as civic investigation of corruption schemes established by officials. The training courses in Russia was include these components.
Purposes was be achieved by establishing student networks, arrange seminars, call for papers and competition on the national level (Norway). The three best papers was be awarded and offered the possibility to present their work at the international anti-corruption summer-school in Lithuania 2019.
For Russia, the objective is to involve students of universities of Northwestern Federal District into the current work conducted by Center TI-R, empowering young people with special skills and knowledge to become young experts.
|31||Impact of Sanctions on Corporate Transparency in Russia’s Defence Sector||Transparency International Defence and security (“TI DS”,|
Transparency International UK)
|1 march 2019 — 31 march 2021||36 554||GBP||Russian authorities have used foreign sanctions to provide rationale and adopt several legal acts that softened reporting requirements for companies working in the defence sector. We aim to study the influence of the these acts and the sanctions that prompted them on the de facto information disclosure by private sector involved, and to analyse the associated corruption risks. |
Methodology for assessing transparency and changes in the reporting of defence companies, allowing for an assessment of the transparency of Russian defence companies, as well as changes in reporting after the imposition of sanctions.
Description of changes in the reporting by Russian defence companies after the introduction of sanctions (especially US and EU sanctions), containing analysis of corruption risks and recommendations on their management. The report present recommendations on the design of sanctions aimed at the international community. The report published in Russian and in English.
|30||Eurasian Transparency initiative: clearly articulate the problems of corruption in Russia||Transparency International|
|october 2018 — march 2020||1 133 101||EUR||The main target countries of the project are the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States with main focus made on Russia. Thematic area is action against corruption.|
The project objectives are:
1. To improve the capacity of Russian citizens to achieve redress for corruption complaints.
2. To improve accountability and transparency of Russian government and municipal officials in what concerns financial and conflict of interest aspects.
3. Use grand corruption cases in investigations in order to eliminate the existent negative practice of impunity.
4. To increase awareness of the problems of corruption and means of combating it.
5. To get further notion of corruption practices and anti-corruption programs in Russia and the region, including political campaign and political party financing.
6. To set the trend of using the latest technologies, such as blockchain databases of public officials, their assets and links not just in Russia, but also to countries that serve as recipients for Russian corrupt flows.
7. To strengthen the capacity of Transparency International team in the regions, enabling them to carry our anti-corruption work in a more efficient and professional way, including IT literacy and stricter policies linked to the infrastructure.
|29||Contribute to TI Russia’s work to produce a country report as an imput to the Exporting Corruption Report 2018||Transparency International|
|july 2018||400||EUR||The report “Exporting Corruption” for Russia was prepared|
|28||TI-Russia security update and upgrate||Transparency International|
|december 2017- august 2018||10 000||EUR||The office access accounting system was modernized, the security system was updated. The employees of the TI-R Center were trained in information security techniques.|
|27||Implementation of European anti-corruption instruments in the Russian Federation (jointly with TI-Lithuania)||European Union||март 2018 — ноябрь 2020||450 712||EUR||Independent evaluation of the implementation of GRECO recommendations, including in-depth case-by-case analysis of enforcement. Recommendations on specific amendments to the Russian legislation as well as implementation practices that would ensure full implementation of the legal acts recommended by GRECO in the fifth round of evaluation. Advocacy campaign for ratification of the Council of Europe’s Convention on Civil Liability for Corruption.|
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|26||Eurasian Transparency initiative: raising awareness of the problems and ways to fighting corruption||Transparency International|
|october 2017 — october 2018||638 796||EUR||The main problem addressed by the project is lack of public accountability and insufficient efforts of civil society, governments and businesses to curb corruption in everyday practices in Russia and neighboring former USSR countries. The goal of the project is to develop and apply the tools that would create intolerance to corruption among the people, independent public and private organiza-tions and state agencies in the region, and encourage there groups to get involved into anti-corruption action. |
The suggested project concept is a development of previous activities of Transparency International in Russia, supplemented by shifting focus on investigations of grand corruption cases, including those of Russian corruption being exported to the US, last generation technologies, such as block-chain databases, monitoring of political party and campaign financing transparency.
|25||Learning Together: Establishing Common Guidelines for Conflict of Interest in the Northern and Baltic Region||Nordic Council of Ministers (Transparency International LITHUANIA (TI-LT))||april — december 2017||15 706||EUR||With this project, Transparency International chapters in Greenland, Russia and Lithuania seek to help curb political corruption by preparing evidence-based standards for management of conflict of interest. |
The project results: publicly available good practice standards on how and why the state- and municipality-owned enterprises and other public bodies should effectively manage conflicts of interest in Russia, Lithuania and Scandinavian countries.
|24||Transparency in Corporate reporting by top 200 companies in Russia||Transparency International|
|march 2017 – october 2017||39 993||EUR||The Business Integrity Programme supports evidence based research and knowledge products as a basis for collective action. Transparency in Corporate Reporting (TRAC) studies assessed three aspects of publicly available information about business, namely anti-corruption programmes, transparency of corporate structure and publication of key financial data on a country by country basis.|
The project promoted transparency in corporate reporting by raising companies’ awareness and capacity of their anti-corruption systems and reporting. Based on the TRAC findings and recommendations, companies encouraged and supported to improve their capacity to defend themselves against the risks.
|23||Efficiency and beneficiaries of public procurement in the Russian defence sector||Transparency International UK||01/11/2016 to 28/02/2017||17 365||EUR||The project was fully implemented. Our experts examined public procurement system, transparency of allocation of financial resources in the defense sector. The main hypothesis verified and illustrated by specific cases was existence of situations of conflict of interest between companies-participants of public procurement and public procurement organizers of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The report addressing law enforcement agencies and Russian Ministry of Defense was published in Russian and English.|
|22||Eurasian Transparency initiative: more clearly articulate the problems of corruption in Russia||Transparency International|
|from 01/11/2016 to 31/10/2017||740 227||EUR||An additional anti-corruption programme was developed. The capacity of Regional Anti-Corruption Centres of ANO Transparency International-R Centre for Anti-Corruption Research and Initiatives was strengthened, which enabled anti-corruption work to be carried out in a more professional and efficient manner.|
|21||Eurasian Transparency initiative: working with people, sharing values and bulding capacity||Transparency International|
|from 01/09/2015 to 31/10/2016||400 287||EUR||The ability of citizens to seek redress for corruption complaints is improved. Accountability and transparency of state and municipal officials regarding the situation of possible conflicts of interest is improved. Awareness of the problems and ways to counteract corruption has increased.|
|20||Tracking Illicial Financial Flows||U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program||from 01/10/2015 to 30/09/2016||99 224,36||USD||The objective of this project was develop and implement a research and training program to identify the most efficient ways for civil society to uncover illicit financial flows between the two countries and to empower Russian and American journalists, NGOs and other stakeholders to use publicly available datasets to follow the money.|
|19||TI Russia Annual Audit 2014||Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)||01/07/2015 to 31/10/2015||4 000||EUR||The annual financial audit 2014 was help TI Russia to meet the requirements of national legislation applied to organisations that have been included in the registry of organisations fulfilling functions of foreign agents by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.|
|18||Building integrity of non-profit organisations in Russia||British Embassy, Moscow||from 01/09/2015 to 31/01/2016||24 998||GBP||The objective of the project was to allow the NGOs that are willing to do so to increase their understandability to and improve perception by the general public. The project included:|
– refining of tools offered to the NGO sector and assistance in their implementation for the organisations that are willing to improve: ethical codes, standards of procurement, standards of information disclosure, due diligence checks, etc.- monitoring of best and worst practices of non-government organisations (NGOs) according to the methodology developed by Centre Transparency International – R.
– monitoring of transparency and accountability requirements imposed on recipient organisations by the major donors operating in the Russian Federation, including those receiving state support.
– preparation of a report including a set of recommendations for the donors and assistance to the organisations in their implementation.
|17||G20 Beneficial Ownership Principles – in Practice||Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)||from 01/07/2015 to 31/12/2015||1 700||EUR||The objective of the project was to conduct an assessment of how well each G20 member is currently implementing the commitments contained within each of the ten Principles. The ten Principles cover a range of provisions to combat money laundering, which include national level risk assessments, the collection and sharing of beneficial ownership information, cooperation between national and international authorities and the responsibilities of financial institutions and other business or professions. The research identifed the current strengths and weaknesses in the national level systems to demonstrate where there are possible national-level advocacy entry points.|
|16||Winter School of Anti-Corruption Policy for popularization of the nuclear industry and anti-corruption standards of work||ANO Information Center of the Nuclear Industry||from 01/01/2015 to 28/02/2015||1 231 775||Ruble||Lessons were held at the Winter School of Anti-Corruption Policy, dedicated to the popularization of the Russian nuclear industry and the promotion of anti-corruption standards in this area. The School was attended by students from the Higher School of Economics, MEPhI, RSUH and other universities.|
|15||Unmask the Corrupt||Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)||from 01/11/2014 to 31/12/2014||5 000||EUR||Transparency International – Russia created universal Handbook containing the instructions on the tools and techniques necessary for investigation of corruption cases by project topics with trial testing in the most important countries in terms of capital flight. The main idea of this handbook was to summarize all information about public registers in main EU countries.This handbook will help NGO and activists from all around the world to track the owners of companies and real estate in European countries.|
|14||Eurasian Transparency Initiative: Development and expansion of regional anti-corruption centres, educational activities and anti-corruption monitoring, maintenance of a directory of asset and property registers||Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)||from 01/10/2014 to 01/08/2015||397 029||EUR||Regional anti-corruption centres, promotional and educational activities, anti-corruption monitoring, and a directory of asset and property registers have been expanded.|
|13||Tansparency and accountability of Russian non-profit organisations implementing projects in the field of protecting human and civil rights and freedoms. Disclosure of information, code of ethics, prevention of conflict of interests||All-Russian public movement “Civic Dignity”||from 01/09/2014 to 31/05/2015||5 000 000||Ruble||An overview of the use of ethical codes for non-profit organizations was prepared. A study of the information openness of NGOs was conducted. Data on Russian human rights defenders were collected in the open data format on the project website (www.prongo.ru).|
|12||Civic Anti-Corruption Initiative (CACI)||The European Union through the Delegation of the European Commission||from 01/01/2014 to 28/02/2015||309 160||EUR||Based on existing Anti-corruption On-line Office new platform has been developed to provide target groups of the project possibility to learn, to collect information, to share best practices, to participate in on-line trainings and to communicate with each other. Special section of platform for local public officials allowed them to learn how to respond to citizens and how to work with civic anti-corruption groups.|
Informational Partnership of public legal advice centres has been established for broad range of “old” and “new” NGOs, experts and activist where they are able to learn about local civic anti-corruption and receive relevant training and advice without losing their identity and focus of their traditional work. Partnership serves as a hub of skills, tools and knowledge.
|11||Promoting admissions, educational activities and anti-corruption monitoring||Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)||july 2013 – september 2014||490 486||EUR||Promoting and expanding regional anti-corruption centres, educational activities and anti-corruption monitoring, maintaining a directory of asset and property registers.|
|10||Declarator. Making information about the income and assets of public officials available to citizens||Kudrin’s Civil Initiatives Support Fund||june 2013 – march 2014||999 994||Ruble||A resource http: / /declarator.org has been created, populated and maintained. The Declarator project is a constantly updated database of income and asset declarations of public officials: deputies, officials, judges, representatives of regional and municipal authorities, other bodies, state corporations and state-owned companies.|
|9||Civil Society Transparency Initiative||United States Agency for International Development||october 2011 – september 2012||819 315||USD||Expanding and refining the instruments of civil anti-corruption control. Piloting technical and substantive control methods. Extension of the experience of the Transparency Civic Initiative to the regions of Russia and the CIS countries.|
|8||Development and application of anti-corruption tools in Russia: anti-corruption citizen service, network office and accountability of public officials||United States Agency for International Development||july 2008 – september 2011||1 284 404||USD||As a result of the project, three anti-corruption centres were established in the Vladimir, Novgorod and Kaliningrad regions of the Russian Federation. The experience of the Moscow centre alone showed that anti-corruption in a country like Russia cannot be done from the capital – it needs to be countered from below, taking into account the problems that arise for ordinary citizens.|
|7||Creating an anti-corruption legal aid and advice centre||Canadian International Development Agency||march 2008 – august 2008||23 990||CAD||As a result of the project, a Corruption Whistleblower Desk was set up in the Moscow office for citizens and organisations who have come across the phenomenon.|
|6||Monitoring the misuse of administrative resources during election campaigns||United States Agency for International Development||september 2006 – june 2008||400 000||USD||Monitoring political corruption as part of the research programme Fighting Political Corruption: A Monitoring Programme for the Use of Public Resources during Electoral Campaigns.|
|5||Promoting the basic ideas, provisions and requirements of the ratified UN Convention against Corruption, the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption and the G8 Anti-Corruption Resolution in Russia||Global Opportunities Fund||october 2006 – june 2007||52 516||GBP||Promotion of the UN Convention against Corruption through the project “Promotion of the basic ideas, provisions and requirements of the ratified UN Convention against Corruption”.|
|4||The impact of corruption systems on public and management decision-making: content and methods for counteracting it||Founder’s contributions||september 2005 – september 2006||195 884||USD||Formation of anti-corruption attitudes and legal awareness of citizens. Anti-corruption education programmes have been developed. Cooperation with anti-corruption institutions of federal and regional legislative bodies.|
|3||Monitoring the implementation of the law “On the procedure for the provision of information by public authorities in the Kaliningrad region”||Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat)||october 2004 – december 2004||3 000||EUR||In 2004, thanks in part to the efforts of our organisation, a law “On the Procedure for Providing Information by Public Authorities and Local Self-Government Bodies in the Novgorod Region” was passed. Similar laws were passed in the Tomsk, Samara, Krasnoyarsk and other regions. The recommendations and developments of the TI-R Centre were taken as a basis.|
|2||Monitoring the misuse of administrative resources during election campaigns||Legal Initiative in Russia||october 2003 — march 2005||128 031||USD||A wide-ranging study of the use and abuse of administrative resources in Russian elections at all levels. The findings and recommendations made by our organisation’s lawyers have enabled the use of political monitoring techniques in elections in other countries|
|1||The Russian Anti-Corruption Coalition: Establishing an Anti-Corruption Partnership Network and Resource Centre||UK Department for International Development||janyary — july 2001||23 900||GBP||An anti-corruption resource centre has been set up and is in operation to draw public attention to the problem of corruption in Russia and the CIS and to provide up-to-date information on organisations involved in anti-corruption work, research and legislative material on anti-corruption|