The FTC’s New Look

April 29th, 2015

You may have noticed that things look just a tad different on our website.

A redesign of the Financial Transparency Coalition website has been in the works for while, and it’s now become a reality, thanks in no small part to a great design firm. We want to be a place where journalists, policymakers, and concerned citizens from around the world can access the latest data, news, and policy updates on financial transparency and illicit financial flows.

So, how has the site changed?

Aside from the aesthetic facelift, we’ve made some updates to how the site is organized. You’re no longer taken straight to our latest blog posts on the homepage. We’ve created a new and expansive landing page that gives highlights of everything you can find on the site—from information about our policy areas to an overview of the most recent articles on our blog; we even have a search tool specifically to look through our vast library of reports and fact sheets.

A look at before and after:

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If you’re looking for data, graphics, and fact sheets, check out our Media section, located in the navigation bar at the top of the site; you’ll find our latest submissions to global bodies, fact sheets on specific issues, and infographics telling our stories in another medium.

But we also understand the need to dive into the details, which is why we’ve created a new page specifically for in depth reports and policy papers. We’ll update this page regularly with new reports from Coalition members, as well as those produced by allies from around the world. The reports are categorized by policy issue, so if you’re interested in beneficial ownership, just click on the beneficial ownership category to see every report on the topic.

We’ve reworked our annual conference page, and you can now access archived presentations, agendas, and conference reports going all the way back to our first conference in 2009. If you don’t see what you’re looking for right away, you can try our new search tool; it’s located at the top right of the navigation bar.

Although the architecture of the site was important to us, it wasn’t the only thing we were worried about.

We recognize that the debate on illicit financial flows is happening in many languages. So, it was important to us to create a website that’s accessible to non-English speakers. You’ll find that each page has a “Translate” button at the top right corner of the screen. If the page has already been translated, you can simply click on the corresponding language offered (French or Spanish, for now). When a direct translation of a page isn’t available, you’ll have the option to “auto-translate”.

We’re sure to run into some technical growing pains as we implement the new site, so if you see anything that doesn’t work, could be improved, or better ways to convey our message, please get in touch by emailing

We’re excited to bring you the new! Please tell us what you think on Twitter @FinTrCo or on our Facebook page!

Written by Christian Freymeyer

Christian is the Press & Digital Media Coordinator for the FTC. You can follow him on Twitter @cfreymeyer.

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