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As more countries come to see the importance of contract transparency in oil, gas and mining, more contracts are becoming available for scrutiny in the public domain. Resourcecontracts.org currently hosts more than 175 oil, gas and mining contracts...

Last week at a workshop in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, coalitions from five African countries presented the results of their efforts to combine legal analysis of contracts with detailed on-the-ground monitoring of implementation and interviews with key government, community and mining company officials.

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.

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.

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...

Participants in the fourth class of RWI's ongoing training program for strengthening media oversight of the extractive sectors of oil, gas, and mining.

Organized by the Francophone Africa Hub, 34 participants attended the course including representatives of media and civil society organizations from many resource rich countries.

Course participants considered a wide range of topics that deepened the participants' knowledge of the entire process of the value chain of the extractive industries and equipped them with the skills to analyze fiscal regimes, contracts, EI legislation and revenue management.

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.

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

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 third edition of the Francophone Africa Summer School on Governance of Extractive Industries (EI) will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from August 12-23, 2013.

The third edition of the Francophone Africa Summer School on Governance of Extractive Industries (EI) will be held at UCAC’s campus of Ekounou-Ayene from August 12-23, 2013.

Semkae Kilonzo of Policy Forum in Tanzania shares five tips for creating an effective advocacy guide.

Twenty-eight people from Francophone African countries visited to a gas plant in Cameroon as part of a two-week workshop.

RWI Deputy Director Antoine Heuty spoke about contract transparency, accountability and investment for development at a Mining Indaba pre-conference discussion.

RWI previewed a new online collection of natural resource contracts at Publish What You Pay's September conference in Amsterdam.

Nearly 50 members of African civil society and media toured AngloGold Ashanti’s Iduapriem gold mine in the western region of Ghana.

Journalists and advocates from the DRC, Guinea, Niger, Cameroon and Burkina Faso attended a workshop to learn how to make best use of their countries' EITI reports.

Experts joined advocates and journalists in Cameroon for an exhaustive RWI training session on understanding oil and mining contracts.

Revenue Watch's media training program enables journalists to hold government and companies more accountable.

Susan al-Saad of the Iraqi parliament recounts how an RWI workshop taught her to tackle problems from a different angle.

As experts prepare for a sweeping contract review process, donor groups are rallying around Guinea's commitment to mining sector reform.

The chair of Ghana’s citizen oversight committee joined experts from RWI and Oxfam to discuss the prospects for accountable oil revenue management.