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Practitioners and media invited to April 8 event at Columbia University to discuss growing segment of sovereign wealth funds.

Oil production in Azerbaijan increased rapidly in the 2000s and the country reached peak oil production in 2010, when 363 million barrels of oil were produced. Then, production declined to 310 million barrels in 2012...

Libya has all the resources it needs to become the richest country per capita in North Africa. But if current trends continue, the nation of 6.5 million may well go bankrupt by 2018...

As more countries come to see the importance of contract transparency in oil, gas and mining, more contracts are becoming available for scrutiny in the public domain. currently hosts more than 175 oil, gas and mining contracts...

Challenges around oil revenue management came to the forefront of the policy agenda as Uganda hosted the first International Growth Centre Africa Forum.

Nigeria's latest oil scandal has erupted, and it's a big one. This week, an online media outlet leaked a letter from the country's central bank governor to the president accusing the national oil company of failing to transfer $50 billion in oil revenues to the treasury between January 2012 and July 2013.

Revenue Watch, the School of Public Policy at the Central European University, and the Natural Resource Charter are now accepting applications for 2014's advanced course, "Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice."

The winners of the Soros Foundation Kazakhstan's grant competition were announced Monday.

A success story from the Civic Response Network in Azerbaijan, a Working Group’s intervention forced officials to start repair of a Shirvan water collector.

In terms of water access in Azerbaijan, the answer is complex.

“80-85% of the Azerbaijan state budget comes from oil, but there is no law on oil in this country,” said one of the most popular presidential candidates.

A radio program within the Joint Advocacy Platform (JAP) project devoted to revenue management in Azerbaijan last week asked the question, "Can black oil lead to black days?"

Chatham House released guidelines developed by researchers and public officials to provide policy-makers with targeted advice on how to embed good governance and management as they build a petroleum industry.

Along with costs induced by violent conflicts in the Niger Delta, the phenomenon has cost Nigeria an estimated loss of $30 billion and poses one of the greatest challenges to contemporary Nigeria.

The training was held in Almaty, but researchers from Astana, Shymkent and Semipalatinsk also attended...

Senior Middle East oil and gas experts and partners gathered for RWI's second annual advisory roundtable in Beirut on May 31 to consider RWI's continued engagement in the region in the context of planned programmatic expansions into Libya and Tunisia to support governments and oversight actors in their management of resource wealth.

The means of improving governance of oil, gas and mineral resources are detailed in a new textbook on energy policy, The Wiley Handbook on Energy Policy.

Report authors present the Resource Governance Index to a community of activists, experts and practitioners at the intersection of transparency, accountability and development.

The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and the Oil for Development Program (OfD) of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2013 RWI Petrad Fellowship.

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Trillions of dollars in resources lie buried in the backyards of many of the world’s poorest citizens. Oil, gas and minerals can, if managed effectively and accountably, stimulate economic development. Too often, however, secrecy, corruption and weak institutions obstruct this path.

Amid Venezuela's political transitions, the most important decision must be about the strategic handling of oil.

The international EITI board approved changes to the status of seven countries while meeting in Oslo, Norway, on February 26 and 27.

RWI President Daniel Kaufmann spoke about four “powers” that will strengthen efforts to establish transparency as an international standard.