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The new tool will help governments, civil society actors, and private sector operators benefit from the new standard.

RWI condemns the sentence of seven years’ imprisonment announced yesterday in Azerbaijan for Ilgar Mammadov...

Tonight, Revenue Watch heads to the movies for the New York premiere of the documentary Big Men. The film tells the story of the competing claims that followed Ghana’s discovery of oil, and in parallel presents Nigeria’s experience with oil as a cautionary tale.

The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) has partnered with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) to lay the groundwork for a regional “knowledge hub” that will be based in Beirut. Serving stakeholders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the new hub will support civil society, media, parliamentary and government efforts to promote transparency and accountability in the governance of natural resources.

There are few countries where EITI is as well-known and discussed by stakeholders as in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A platform for discussions between government ministries, civil society, industry and parliament, many such actors also see it as a major opportunity for governance reform in the DRC’s mining and oil sectors.

President Daniel Kaufmann discusses advocacy in Canada, constitution-making in Tunisia, new research on natural resource funds, and other subjects.

Los países ricos en recursos naturales enfrentan retos por la volatilidad en los flujos de ingresos fiscales debido a los cambios bruscos en la demanda y los precios de los minerales y los hidrocarburos...

Resource-rich countries face volatility in revenue flows due to sharp changes in the demand for—and prices of—minerals and hydrocarbons...

Three years after its first democratic presidential election, and just three months after its first democratic legislative election, the Republic of Guinea faces a momentous opportunity to correct the wrongs of the past, prevent future corruption, and establish a stable and attractive investment climate...

The Natural Resource Governance Institute is rolling out this year’s training program for Ghanaian, Tanzanian, and Ugandan journalists interested in improving their knowledge of and skills in covering the extractive sectors...

On Sunday, January 26, three years after the revolution, Tunisia’s parliament (the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (or NCA) voted the country’s new constitution into law.

An international conference for a critical evaluation of efforts to monitor resource governance in the region's oil, gas and mining industries in August 2014, in Yaoundé, will contribute to civil society organizations' (CSOs), journalists', and parliamentarians' efforts with respect to resource management at regional, national, and local levels.

Natural resource extraction drives many economies in Southeast Asia, and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the extractive sector is at historic highs.

Citizens around the world are demanding more openness from their governments. They are seeking ways to participate in the decisions that affect them, and for governments to be more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective. But what steps can governments can take to heed this call to action?

Hon. Ilya Ponomarev sat down with Revenue Watch at the December 2013 regional parliamentary workshop on extractives in Istanbul to discuss his views on the state of transparency in Russia as well as international transparency initiatives.

Oil, gas and mineral revenues are incredibly important for the Eurasian region, where several resource-rich states depend heavily on extractive resources. With an average of 40 percent of government income coming from oil, gas and mining, it is important that citizens have a say in how these resources are spent.

Recent natural gas finds and ongoing mining activities in Tanzania have sparked extensive national debate on how the nation should benefit from its wealth....

Canada is global mining, pure and simple. Over 50 percent of the world’s mining companies are based in Canada and Canadian mining companies explore, develop and produce in over 100 countries...

Canadian exploration and mining associations, in collaboration with civil society organizations, have released recommendations for the development of a payment transparency standard for all publicly-traded mining companies in Canada.

Libya has all the resources it needs to become the richest country per capita in North Africa. But if current trends continue, the nation of 6.5 million may well go bankrupt by 2018...

The Ibrahim Forum, an annual conference that brings together some of the leading voices to discuss a range of critical issues facing Africa, held a session on sustainable economic opportunity featured Revenue Watch Institute president Daniel Kaufmann and other distinguished panelists.

Supporters of greater transparency in natural resource governance have something to cheer about with the release last week by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) of its new energy sector strategy...