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At Open for Growth (G8TTT), organized by the UK government ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, was an opportunity to illustrate and debate the UK's G8 agenda for international growth, prosperity and economic development, including advancing Trade, ensuring Tax compliance and promoting greater Transparency.

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.

Over 1,200 delegates at the EITI Global Conference in Sydney discussed going 'beyond transparency.'

EITI's revised standard of performance requires implementing countries to release wide-ranging new information about oil, gas and mining industries.

EITI has made so much progress that it is time to focus on a new and critical element.

Iraq is rich with oil, but public debate around the oil and gas sector in Iraq is limited, and corruption has reached endemic proportions.

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

The global transparency initiative will soon require project-by-project reporting of companies' payments to governments.

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.

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 expresses concern over the detention of Ilgar Mammadov, a member of its advisory board.

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

The U.S. has the opportunity to become a global leader not just in energy production, but in transparency in the service of sustainable economic growth and public benefit as well.

So far, the government of Cambodia has remained unreceptive to joining the transparency initiative.

The International Board of the EITI made uneven progress in its discussions on how to strengthen the EITI at its meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.

Ukraine's energy minister announced the formation of a multi-stakehold group, the fourth of five steps the country must take to be considered an EITI candidate country.

A current effort to reform EITI will determine how the initiative will remain relevant in this new era of transparency requirements by governments.

Kaufmann, a renowned expert on governance, brings to his new role deep practical experience helping countries plan and deliver reforms.

Background and analysis on the new SEC reporting rules for oil and mining companies making payments to governments.

Poised to earn billions of dollars from mining companies, Afghanistan has released its first EITI reports on payments, receipts and management.

Two years after the passage of U.S. financial reforms, regulators will finally issue new rules for transparency of oil, gas and mining payments.

Milestones and debates in the development of new oil and mining disclosure rules, from the U.S. House of Representatives to the widening global movement.