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A worldwide expert on governance issues, Kaufmann will become RWI president in September. He will succeed Karin Lissakers, who has led the organization since 2006.

The U.S. Secretary of State met with a group of civil society leaders during her one-day trip to Azerbaijan.

The organization is suing regulators over the one year delay issuing oil and mining disclosure rules passed in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Programmers and advocates shared gripes and wishes for better collaboration in a talk led by RWI and Harvard University.

Over 100 civil society members met at the end of the OGP meeting to discuss strengthening the partnership both in-country and internationally.

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

Executives of oil trading firms expressed little enthusiasm for greater transparency in the sector.

The paper speculates that RWI's findings "could have significant implications for the publicity-shy commodities trading industry."

RWI releases new research revealing the importance of disclosures by national oil companies, a largely-hidden area of the global market.

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

As more than 1,000 members of government, civil society and the private sector gather in Brasilia, the OGP's first civil society co-chair is appointed.

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.

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.

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