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RWI's Bolivian Partner, Fundación Jubileo, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and RWI's Latin America Regional Office organized and held a course aimed at strengthening capacities of the journalists on the extractive industries, attended by journalists from major newspapers in La Paz and producing regions, as well as from three TV networks and seven Radio stations.

Senior Middle East oil and gas experts and partners gathered for RWI's second annual advisory roundtable in Beirut on May 31 to consider RWI's continued engagement in the region in the context of planned programmatic expansions into Libya and Tunisia to support governments and oversight actors in their management of resource wealth.

Peru is hungry for gas, the government is hungry for rent, and the companies are hungry for profits. But it happens that Peruvian gas reserves are located in a highly sensitive area in the southeast Amazon basin of the country.

After more than 40 years of systematic exclusion, Libya’s nascent civil society is exhibiting increased interest in public participation. Civil society leaders convened in a training workshop on “good governance” of the Extractive Industry (EI) sector, seeking to sensitize participants about the sector and international transparency instruments...

National expert Rovshan Aghayev covered monitoring of the application of Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative on the local level, mentioning the necessity for sub-national monitoring and the lack of quality information and communication infrastructure.

Crude oil output has plunged 21% in the last four years and Malaysia is expected to become a net energy importer by 2017. “Within this small window of time, it is crucial that we extract the most from our oil and gas resources, and minimise wastage and leakages,” according to REFSA. And that goes with a better governance of the sector.

The VIII Regional Forum of the Latin America Regional Network on the Extractive Industries (RLIE) –hosted by Grupo Faro- has just taken place on July 11th and 12th, in Quito, Ecuador. More than 40 participants (RLIE members and guests from Ecuador) actively participated in the debates fostered by presentations on governance, transparency and accountability and social conflict on the first day, and on extractive sector, primary exporting strategies and climate change, on the second.

Eurasia Knowledge Hub training in Azerbaijan draws representatives of various sectors from six countries.

Part of Knowledge Hub activities, the training course will be run by expert facilitators and resource person discussion on five issues in extractive industries...

RWI disappointed with the District Court's ruling in the American Petroleum Institute v. SEC litigation. The ruling vacates and remands to the SEC rules required by Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

In its multi-faceted approach to engaging with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Revenue Watch provides thought leadership on best practices, delivers training...

At Open for Growth (G8TTT), organized by the UK government ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, was an opportunity to illustrate and debate the UK's G8 agenda for international growth, prosperity and economic development, including advancing Trade, ensuring Tax compliance and promoting greater Transparency.

The Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group is pleased to release for public comment its draft recommendations on implementing mandatory reporting standards for Canadian mining companies. This release comes on the heels of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s pre-G8 announcement that Canada will establish new transparency standards.

Today, on the eve of the G8 Summit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada will establish new mandatory reporting standards for Canadian oil, gas and mining companies. The announcement comes on the heels of the European Parliament’s vote for strong new disclosure requirements for extractive companies.

Co-authored by Juan Carlos Quiroz and Marie Lintzer, the groundbreaking Resource Governance Index measures the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sector of 58 countries worldwide.

Over 1,200 delegates at the EITI Global Conference in Sydney discussed going 'beyond transparency.'

In 2013, seasoned activist and academic experts from across the continent will represent the countries of anglophone Africa.

On May 16, the Revenue Watch Asia Pacific team launched the 2013 Resource Governance Index: Oil, Gas and Minerals for the Public Good in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Over 200 parliamentarians from 75 countries and representatives of several CSOs and international institutions participated in the 10th Annual Conference of Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund

The means of improving governance of oil, gas and mineral resources are detailed in a new textbook on energy policy, The Wiley Handbook on Energy Policy.