Parliaments

Parliaments can significantly increase natural resource revenues and help use them wisely, if lawmakers understand the issues and their own budget oversight responsibilities. RWI’s training program gives parliaments the knowledge they need to foster national growth and reduce poverty.

Our toolkit includes briefings on managing oil, gas and minerals, videos offering lessons from lawmakers in their own words, and a study of our impact to date: The Capacity to Change.

Parliaments can significantly increase natural resource revenues and help use them wisely, if lawmakers understand the issues and their own budget oversight responsibilities. RWI’s training program gives parliaments the knowledge they need to foster national growth and reduce poverty.

Our toolkit includes briefings on managing oil, gas and minerals, videos offering lessons from lawmakers in their own words, and a study of our impact to date: The Capacity to Change.

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Lawmakers from Uganda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania face the serious responsibility of ensuring that resource wealth can translate into public benefit.

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By working directly with civil society, Tanzanian MPs were able to improve their draft mining bill dramatically.


Stakes are high in Afghanistan as officials audit the presidential runoff election to determine who will lead the country during its pivotal “transformational decade.”

Ghana is seeking to increase the information available to citizens on mining, oil and gas extraction activities. The West African nation, which has the continent's second largest gold output as well as valuable undersea oil and gas deposits...

Uganda is on the path to becoming a significant oil producer in the next decade, with production potentially reaching over 200,000 barrels per day...

Parliamentary briefings on five core elements of responsible and transparent natural resource governance.

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.

Briefings

A review of the macroeconomic and structural challenges in managing large-scale oil, gas and mining projects, and a policy guide for lawmakers whose countries face these challenges.

Parliaments can use the EITI process to hold government and companies accountable for their management of oil and mining wealth and the social impacts of these industries.

Through the design and oversight of fiscal rules for natural resources, parliaments can help maximize the size, fairness and sustainability of national revenues.

Parliaments can play a critical role in establishing and overseeing state-owned oil and mining programs that operate accountability and effectively.

Disclosure of oil and mining contracts is crucial to ensuring legal compliance and maximum gains, and parliaments are well-placed to advance transparency through legislation and oversight.