Financial Support

We are very grateful for the financial support that made available this project, chief among which was funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727145. Check out



Research Support

Furthermore, we are grateful for research support by a great number of individuals without whom the Financial Secrecy Index 2020 would have been impossible. Those who did not wish to remain anonymous are listed below. And please get in touch if we forgot to mention you here – please forgive us, it has been a bit hectic in the end...

Research around Key Financial Secrecy Indicators

Burçak Bal Yalçin, PhD candidate at the Ankara University & Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, Altinbas University, Turkey.

Leila Adim, Phd Student at University of Barcelona 

Leyla Ates, Dean & Professor of Tax Law Altinbas University Faculty of Law

Narrative Reports

Abelardo Medina Bermejo, ICEFI, Guatemala

Andres Arauz, Doctoral Fellow, Financial Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Anthony van Fossen, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Australia

Christian Hallum, Senior Tax & Extractives Specialist, Oxfam IBIS

CNDC - 11.11.11 ASBL

David Wood, Researcher and freelance journalist

Dominik Gross, Tax Policy Adviser, Alliance Sud

Erika Beauchesne, Communications Coordinator, Canadians for Tax Fairness

Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition

FUNDE: National Development Foundation from El Salvador

Idriss Linge, Financial Editor at PUBLIC , French Podcast producer for the Tax Justice Network.

Joy Waruguru Ndubai

Lakshmi Kumar, Policy Director, Global Financial Integrity 

Lotte Rooijendijk, Research & Programme Coordinator, Transparency International Nederland

Mark J. Bennett, a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington

Mark Zirnsak, Tax Justice Network Australia

Martina Neuwirth, Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)

Mary Cosgrove,  Lecturer Tax & Accounting, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, Ireland

Mustapha Ndajiwo - Executive Director African Centre for Tax and Governance

Nicolò Perazzini, AML Specialist

Osama Diab, Economic rights researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, and assistance producer of TJN's Arabic podcast

Peter Ringstad,  TJN-Norway

Ruth Wamuyu, tax advisor

Sandra Martinsone, independent researcher

Stephen Odeogbola - Research Associate African Centre for Tax and Governance.

Suranjali Tandon, New Delhi, India.

Tax Justice Aotearoa New Zealand 

Tijn van Beurden

Toby Sanger, Executive Director, Canadians for Tax Fairness