Recent Articles

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 partner Foro's new report, El Sector Extractivo en Colombia, gives an overview of the local oil, gas and mining sector.

A recent report evalutates the performance, promise and limitations of the Nigerian EITI as an anti-corruption tool.

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.

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.

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.

Multinational companies are lobbying fiercely to stop a proposed EU company payment disclosure law. Sign the ONE Campaign petition to support strong transparency regulations.

The World Bank's Kai Kaiser discusses a new report that considers resource rich nations through a "political economy" lens.

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.