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“Open Government” program discusses the question “Is there enough transparency in extractive revenues” and the transition to the new standards with representatives of the State Oil Fund, the NGO Coalition, the EITI Board and RWI.

The proliferation of civil society presents new opportunities for citizen-informed policy making. In parallel, there has been an uptick in multi-stakeholder initiatives that harness the power of civil society and formally acknowledge that good governance must include citizen engagement...

Watch live Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. at www.whitehouse.gov/live or www.youtube.com/whitehouse as President Obama hosts an event in New York on the critical need to support Civil Society.

Monitoring of highways was one of two directions within the project implemented by the Civic Response Network. The reconstruction of Hajigabul-Kurdemir Highway was chosen as the focus for monitoring for this project...

Initial CRN monitoring of water pipeline construction showed the situation is far from what it should be and quite different from what official reports indicate...

After the training on Open Government Partnership (OGP) and national action plan, the CSO representatives in the cities of Salyan, Shirvan, and Lenkoran carried out initial monitoring to check the presence of public unions...

After more than 40 years of systematic exclusion, Libya’s nascent civil society is exhibiting increased interest in public participation. Civil society leaders convened in a training workshop on “good governance” of the Extractive Industry (EI) sector, seeking to sensitize participants about the sector and international transparency instruments...

National expert Rovshan Aghayev covered monitoring of the application of Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative on the local level, mentioning the necessity for sub-national monitoring and the lack of quality information and communication infrastructure.

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.

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.

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The story of the IMF Guide on Resource Revenue Transparency to date seems to be one of “too little of a good thing.”

During a Ted Talk, the U2 frontman called out corruption as one of the primary forces hindering faster progress towards zero poverty.

RWI President Daniel Kaufmann participated in a panel discussion that confronted the question: “Is good governance good for development?”

Switzerland is under pressure to require more transparency about deals between commodity traders and governments.

What do multibillion-dollar write-downs in the mining industry mean for mineral-rich countries whose economies depend on mining?

Last week, Latin America advanced its commitment to open government with a regional conference in Santiago, Chile.