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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.

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.


Transparency advocates are urging the oil industry to drop attacks on a new law that will reduce corruption and help citizens reap the benefits of oil and mining deals.

After years of operating under a decades-old oil law, Uganda's government formally presented its petroleum governance bill.

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.

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

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.