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To support implementation of the new EITI standard, RWI and local partner ORCADE organized a workshop for civil society in francophone Africa, November 5-7, 2013, at Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso.

A country’s economy can withstand depressions and problems if it is diversified. In our case, the main problem is the heavy dependence of the country’s economy on oil resources.

Has oil money in Azerbaijan impacted people in rural areas? Is there any difference between the present and ten years ago in the lives of villagers?

In London, October 30 to November 1,the Summit opens with the OGP Civil Society Day on Wednesday and then continues with the Plenary Conference Thursday and Friday.

Radio Liberty discussed Azerbaijan’s place in the Open Budget Index (OBI) last week, as part of the “Joint Advocacy Platform” project, just on the eve of 2014 budget discussions in Parliament.

The Oil Workers’ Rights Protection Organization held a meeting to discuss results of the monitoring provided at the first stage.

Libyan and Tunisian members of parliament and officials met in a workshop to discuss how states can maximise benefit from resources while introducing transparency and anti-corruption measures.

Last Friday in Washington D.C., representatives of civil society, government and the private sector shared their views at the World Bank (WB) Event, “Blessing or Curse: Making Earth's Riches Work for Poor and Fragile Countries.”

The winners of the Soros Foundation Kazakhstan's grant competition were announced Monday.

World Bank Live will host an event Friday at 11:00 AM (EDT) to address the impact of global economic pressures from the extractive industries on delicate communities.

A success story from the Civic Response Network in Azerbaijan, a Working Group’s intervention forced officials to start repair of a Shirvan water collector.

In a historic event for Myanmar, 226 representatives from over 100 civil society organizations across the country, representing all states as well as cross-border groups, met October 1-3, 2013, in the first national civil society conference on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

The group will consist primarily of government officials involved in the management of their country’s extractive industries and civil society representatives with expertise in this area, bringing collective technical expertise, diagnostic tools and cross-­-comparative experience to support countries to develop targeted, impactful commitments.

“80-85% of the Azerbaijan state budget comes from oil, but there is no law on oil in this country,” said one of the most popular presidential candidates.

“Open Government” program discusses the question “Is there enough transparency in extractive revenues” and the transition to the new standards with representatives of the State Oil Fund, the NGO Coalition, the EITI Board and RWI.

The government of Azerbaijan organized an international event for government structures, extractive companies, local CSOs and representatives of international organizations.

Kofi Annan spoke in Geneva last night to celebrate the Graduate Institute moving into the Maison de la paix, Kofi Annan delivered the opening lecture of the Institute's 2013-2014 academic year.

As part of an ongoing national effort to reform the mining sector, Guinea’s recently established state-owned mining company has looked to the RGI as a reference and disclosed a number of key documents to increase public knowledge...

The first to sign up, the first to become compliant, producer of the most reports, Azerbaijan has racked up EITI achievements in a bid to improve its international image...

The proliferation of civil society presents new opportunities for citizen-informed policy making. In parallel, there has been an uptick in multi-stakeholder initiatives that harness the power of civil society and formally acknowledge that good governance must include citizen engagement...

Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and other organizations held regional workshops and trainings for CSOs, government, and companies preparing for the New EITI Standard adopted in Sydney this year.