The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) have been awarded the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The prestigious award is presented each year to a select group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations have already had significant, proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems, and invests directly in the promise of even greater impact at scale. Each Awardee receives a $1.5 million investment or core support grant from Skoll over three years to scale their work and increase their impact.

OCCRP, a consortium of investigative centers, media and journalists operating in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Central America, is the first media organisation to be recognised in the Skoll Awards throughout its 21-year history. OCCRP won the award following rigorous selection criteria, including an unwavering focus on mission, a scalable business model with proven impact, and strong, strategic partnerships.

“These extraordinary leaders are working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. They are bringing new and innovative solutions into healthcare, climate and transportation, corruption, violence prevention, and democracy,” said Don Gips, CEO of the Skoll Foundation.

More information about OCCRP’s work can be found here and in the short explanatory video below.