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RWI and the Oil for Development Program of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are accepting applications for the 2012 RWI Petrad Fellowship.

Nigeria's removal of longstanding fuel subsidies sparked the largest protest in Nigeria’s history and new debates over managing oil wealth.

Blogger Elisabeth Rosenthal asks why information disclosure sometimes yields no action, but becomes an end in itself.

RWI's Alex Gillies appears on African television to discuss the Petroleum Industry Bill in Nigeria and prospects for oil sector reform amid the fuel subsidy controversy.

As citizens, unions and leaders clash over the removal of fuel subsidies, RWI says the crisis is a pivotal opportunity for oil sector reforms.

Africa’s largest oil producer was thrown into turmoil when regulators removed a subsidy on petroleum products, more than doubling consumer gas prices.

More than 30 business, human rights and policy groups ask U.S. Congress to preserve the flagship anticorruption law.

In a chapter in the newly-published Fuelling the World – Failing the Region?, Dauda Garuba discusses EITI in Africa's Gulf of Guinea.

Members of OGP leadership call for dialogue with the South Africa on its controversial information protection law.

On the anniversary of the UN Convention against Corruption, advocates call for oil, gas and mining transparency.

Discussions on how technology can further transparency goals raise "non-tech" questions about political power.

In its new 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International makes a direct link between global corruption and increasing public unrest.

Natural resource NGOs and tech experts huddle to discuss how data innovations can build knowledge.

A New York Times report documents that individual U.S. leaseholders face issues similar to those of oil- and mineral-rich nations.

Effective online presentation of open data requires the same organization and hospitality as a good bookstore.

A new paper contends that the "China Deal" reflects changes and continuity in the global economy.

The EITI has just released an amended version of its new 2011 rules, now available for download.

Iraqi parliamentarians gathered in Beirut for a three-day workshop on lawmakers' roles and responsibilities in oil and gas oversight.

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative is accepting research submissions on transparency and accountability interventions.

What would happen if Nigeria's government allocated oil revenues directly to citizens in the complex and turbulent Niger Delta?

Nearly 70 legislators and civil society members gather for RWI's parliamentary forum in Ghana.

As the G20 summit concluded, RWI called for the nations to endorse mandatory, not voluntary, reporting rules for oil and mining companies.

Bill Gates advanced efforts to aid developing nations by urging the G20 to require greater transparency by oil, gas and mineral companies.

Karina Litvack of F&C Asset Management on how transparency reduces risk for investors.

Government officials and advocates from Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan met in October to discuss mining revenue management.