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When it comes to mining policy, consensus is hard to find south of the Equator.

Back in August 2012, when the SEC issued detailed rules under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, I was among those who commented that it was a huge step toward transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries...

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 Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group is pleased to release for public comment its draft recommendations on implementing mandatory reporting standards for Canadian mining companies. This release comes on the heels of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s pre-G8 announcement that Canada will establish new transparency standards.

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.

Hydraulic fracturing could lead the U.S. to energy independence. But there are other social and economic factors to consider.

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.

The U.S. took a big step towards greater revenue transparency with the first meeting of the U.S. EITI Advisory Committee.

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.

API argues requiring factual disclosure of payments to governments is "core political speech" protected by the First Amendment.

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

In briefs filed yesterday, Members of Congress and transparency advocates declared that Big Oil isn't above the law.

The U.S. government announced the membership of the U.S. EITI advisory committee.

RWI’s new president describes his initial vision for the future work of the organization.

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.