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At the OGP meeting in Brasilia, governments announced National Action Plans, including many concrete resource governance reforms.

Leaders at the OGP meeting, including RWI's President Karin Lissakers, describe the meaning of open government.

Revenue Watch led an OGP summit panel on practical ways to incorporate oil and mining transparency into country commitments.

17 April marked the anniversary of the deadline for the SEC to issue new oil and mining disclosure rules—rules that still have not been released.

RWI and local partners held a workshop to discuss inputs to three proposed petroleum bills.

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.

RWI and partners analyzed Uganda's new petroleum bills to provide international context to the debate in parliament and across Uganda.

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

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.

This video tells the story of how Tanzanian citizen groups and parliamentarians overcame mutual distrust to craft a better mining law.

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.

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."

How intensive advocacy in Sierra Leone spurred the recall of the controversial mining deal and a new appreciation in government for civil society’s role.

In Uganda, collaboration between members of parliament and NGOs led to a turning point in the transparency of mining contracts.

When governments makes deals with companies for their oil and mining resources, citizens stand to gain more if they know the contract terms.

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

When Tanzania released its mining bill, transparency advocates worked around the clock to analyze it and engage MPs.

Gaps in knowledge often prevent civil society and MPs from managing the mining sector for the greatest public benefit.

Parliamentarians in Tanzania learned to collaborate with civil society to improve mining governance.

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

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