A politically exposed person (PEP) is a person that has been entrusted with a prominent public function. PEPs include elected officials, members of government.
Integrating data about political actors is an essential step in making an open source due diligence database. However, it is a much more intricate task than collecting sanctions lists (of which there are only a few dozen), and fully addressing it will be the focus of a later stage of this project.
At present, OpenSanctions relies mainly on the efforts of the now-defunct EveryPolitician project to include law makers from many countries.
Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.
|File name||Export type||Size|
|FollowTheMoney entities||182 MB|
|Target names text file||20 MB|
|Targets as nested JSON||224 MB|
|Targets as simplified CSV||39 MB|
You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service. See also: OpenAPI Specification (JSON)
|Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:|
|For full-text search, use the |
|For entity matching, use the |
Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) is a collection dataset which bundles together entities from the following data sources:
|Peppercat World Leaders||Global||26,152|
|RuPEP Public Database of PEPs in Russia and Belarus||Global||6,866|
|CIA World Leaders||United States||4,877|
|Members of the European Parliament||European Union||705|
|Members of the European Commitee of the Regions||European Union||625|
Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) also includes selected details and connections from the following external databases: