Recent Articles

Peru's new government has passed a new law requiring consultation with indigenous groups on natural resource planning.

Speaking at the Open Government Partnership launch, RWI Director Karin Lissakers highlighted the costs of closed governments.

President Obama says the U.S. will implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
RWI Director Karin Lissakers argues in Financial Times that, after restoring security, Libya's greatest priority must be transparency.

Ilgar Mammadov discusses the experience of Eurasia’s veteran transparency advocates.

RWI’s Juan Carlos Quiroz offers lessons from the Revenue Watch Index.
New research tracks the size of the oil, gas and mining sector in 35 markets.
The DRC has pledged to disclose all oil, mining and forestry deals.
RWI calls on the EU and G20 to follow the G8’s lead.
After years of secrecy, Uganda’s government released its oil contracts to the parliamentary library.
Revenue Watch and our colleagues at the Open Society Foundations were deeply saddened by the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros during fighting in Libya. Hetherington's images have helped RWI tell the story of resource wealth and economic struggle with a more human element than commentary or analysis can convey.
With growing global momentum for country-by-country reporting, senators question regulators about delays in the rulemaking process.
RWI Director Karin Lissakers factchecks oil industry claims about implementing the Dodd-Frank disclosure reforms.
How do their the claims of Dodd-Farnk opponents compare with the facts?
RWI Director Karin Lissakers responds to the American Petroleum Institute's scare tactics about the supposed dangers of better company reporting.
At the fifth global conference of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Revenue Watch called for legislation mandating detailed company reporting as a complementary tool for transparency. RWI director Karin Lissakers said, "Events in the Middle East and North Africa are an unmistakable signal that the era of governments treating natural resources as private property is coming to an end."
At a G20 meeting in Paris, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer and business secretary threw the UK's support behind new disclosure rules.
The British government has taken a pivotal step toward new global standards for transparency by companies and governments.
From January 26-28, civil society groups from francophone Africa met in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to assess the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in their countries to date.This meeting offered civil society the opportunity to share their experiences, explore the community's capacity to analyze EITI reports, and discuss planned new EITI rules, in preparation for the upcoming International EITI Global Conference in Paris on March 2-3.
The regime change in Egypt has provided an unmistakble lesson even to countries that, unlike Egypt, are rich in oil: public trust requires open, accountable government.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy promises French leadership for an EU "Publish What You Pay" law.
In response to Dodd-Frank reforms, Canadian government, industry and civil society gathered to explore the implications for rule-making in Canada.
The international Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Coalition profiles the local PWYP initiative in Cameroon as it enters its sixth year of advocacy for transparent and accountable natural resource governance. Launched in 2005 as part of a broader regional push, today PWYP Cameroon has become an important part of a national movement towards greater openness in the extractive industries.
RWI Director Karin Lissakers discusses Afghanistan's plans for reform and prospects for turning mining windfalls into lasting benefits.
RWI called for country-by-country reporting of company payments to governments at the fifth annual European Development Days conference.