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Uncertainty about how Indonesia will update its Oil and Gas Law is discouraging the very investors whom policy-makers want to attract, a task already made difficult by historically low oil prices, energy experts say...

In December, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), in partnership with a team of trainers at the Yangon School of Journalism (YJS) launched the first dedicated, comprehensive course for journalists...

NRGI president Daniel Kaufmann recently visited Indonesia, where he met with editors from Tempo magazine. What follows is a reproduction of the resulting news story, “Good Governance Means the Rule of Law, Not the Rule of Man Prevails,” posted here with Tempo’s permission.

Gold is the number-one mineral produced in the archipelago in value terms, and studies indicate that small-scale mining activities contribute 80 percent of gold production in the country.

As part of our programming, NRGI has developed five briefings offering an overview of the current situation in Myanmar's extractive sector on the following topics: EITI, contract disclosure, revenue management, state-owned enterprises and fiscal regimes.

Increasing the transparency in the extractive industries has been a battle that has been fought over the last decade. The Publish What You Pay coalition launched in 2002, and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was created a year later. The result? Public awareness of the size and potential of revenues from oil, gas and mining grew, and a movement towards open data in the sector has gathered steam.