Recent Articles

Tanzanian advocates for transparency delivered a letter to Denmark's Prime Minister, calling for passage of new EU disclosure rules.

The IMF should withhold a scheduled loan disbursement until Angolan authorities justify a $32 billion discrepancy in public accounts.

With a new report breaking down its tax payments for 2011, Rio Tinto took a commendable step toward fuller disclosure.

A Financial Times review praises The Oil Curse, an examination of the consequences of oil wealth by RWI advisor Michael Ross.

RWI's Dauda Garuba joined Al Jazeera to discuss whether Nigeria's government has effectively protected the environment against oil operations.

This video explores how legislators won greater disclosure of contracts and the chance to get a better deal for their countries.

Oil companies face increasing pressure as tens of thousands of petition signers join the Secretary of State and others in the push for strong disclosure rules.

In countries rich in oil, gas and minerals, the new opportunities that resource wealth brings too often benefit men rather than women.

At a Canadian parliamentary hearing, members of the mining industry, civil society and parliament expressed strong support for mandatory disclosure rules.

Author Michael Ross joined RWI to discuss his comprehensive study of the economic and political consequences of oil wealth.

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the oil industry to respond to criticism over its lobbying against company payment reporting. In this letter, RWI replies.

The Financial Times argued in an editorial that the oil lobby's efforts to block transparency regulations "should not be allowed to succeed."

After four years of work with legislators on managing oil and minerals, RWI is pleased to announce our new toolkit to help strengthen parliaments.

Bill Gates joined the call for the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue "strong and robust" disclosure rules for the oil and mining industries.

Activists and international organizations are pushing back against the oil lobby's attempts to weaken rules for company transparency.


In December RWI helped organize a Bridging Session linking natural resource transparency experts with tech experts.

Multinational companies are lobbying fiercely to stop a proposed EU company payment disclosure law. Sign the ONE Campaign petition to support strong transparency regulations.

RWI's Emmanuel Kuyole explains the importance of natural resource transparency at a Brussels meeting on EU-Africa partnership.

The World Bank's Kai Kaiser discusses a new report that considers resource rich nations through a "political economy" lens.

A new investigative article considers the environmental risks of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Guinea.

RWI and the Oil for Development Program of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are accepting applications for the 2012 RWI Petrad Fellowship.

Experts gathered last week at a panel discussion of upcoming EU legislation on transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries.

To gain the benefits promised in President Obama’s energy plan, the public needs more information from oil and mining companies.

Blogger Elisabeth Rosenthal asks why information disclosure sometimes yields no action, but becomes an end in itself.

A web video from RWI partner Ibase helps to halt the expansion of a steel mill and highlight industry impacts on the local community.