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Some feedback from participants of the highly technical, fast-paced Advanced Course thus far.

Day three of the Advanced Course was about different fiscal instruments available to resource-rich states.

On Day Two of the Advanced Course, students had lots of questions, and were challenged with lessons on practical modelling and fiscal regimes.

Sunday, 9 December was International Anti-Corruption Day. The day was designated to draw attention to the problem of corruption and move countries to prevent and eradicate it.

Fighting corruption requires a new understanding of how the global problem has evolved.

The U.S. has the opportunity to become a global leader not just in energy production, but in transparency in the service of sustainable economic growth and public benefit as well.

One of the major themes at an RWI workshop was the impact of the lack of oil-sector expertise and broader administrative capacity in many new or emerging producers.

Daniel Kaufmann talks about next steps for the global transparency movement and how data can empower citizens.

Daniel Kaufmann will speak at Transparency International's biennial anti-corruption conference in Brasilia.

Daniel Kaufmann in the Huffington Post on the oil industry's attack on Section 1504.

The second day of RWI's subnational workshop featured discussions on local content and transparency in expenditures.

The International Board of the EITI made uneven progress in its discussions on how to strengthen the EITI at its meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.

Participants at RWI’s international subnational workshop shared strategies that organizations haved implemented to create interregional learning opportunities.

RWI's subnational workshop this week proves that regardless of where people come from, they all grapple with largely similar resource management issues.

This week, RWI will host a workshop for 60 representatives from civil society organizations, government and global funding and research institutions to discuss and share insights into subnational management of oil, gas and mining revenues.

RWI recently submitted comments on the draft revision of the Equator Principles, a risk framework used by financial institutions for managing social risks behind big projects.

RWI's written comments on the draft of the updated Equator Principles (EP III) released for public comment on 13 August 2012.

A current effort to reform EITI will determine how the initiative will remain relevant in this new era of transparency requirements by governments.

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

A proposal to require payment reporting by commodity companies could mean greater accountability in the countries that supply commodities.

Publish What You Pay has helped transform opaque or secret to relationships to establish greater accountability to the public.

RWI President Daniel Kaufmann writes about the connection between good governance and national well-being.

Kaufmann, a renowned expert on governance, brings to his new role deep practical experience helping countries plan and deliver reforms.

The Revenue Watch Institute seeks a Research Intern to provide research, data analysis and other support to the incoming President of the Institute and to the NY-based economics and governance teams.

Revenue Watch and its partners are now accepting applications for this forthcoming course in approaches to policy and management for oil, gas and mining resources.