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In a historic event for Myanmar, 226 representatives from over 100 civil society organizations across the country, representing all states as well as cross-border groups, met October 1-3, 2013, in the first national civil society conference on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

“80-85% of the Azerbaijan state budget comes from oil, but there is no law on oil in this country,” said one of the most popular presidential candidates.

“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 government of Azerbaijan organized an international event for government structures, extractive companies, local CSOs and representatives of international organizations.

The first to sign up, the first to become compliant, producer of the most reports, Azerbaijan has racked up EITI achievements in a bid to improve its international image...

Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and other organizations held regional workshops and trainings for CSOs, government, and companies preparing for the New EITI Standard adopted in Sydney this year.

A radio program within the Joint Advocacy Platform (JAP) project devoted to revenue management in Azerbaijan last week asked the question, "Can black oil lead to black days?"

Cielo Magno of Bantay Kita discusses rebuilding trust in the the Philippines' mining industry in BusinessWorld.

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...

Crude oil output has plunged 21% in the last four years and Malaysia is expected to become a net energy importer by 2017. “Within this small window of time, it is crucial that we extract the most from our oil and gas resources, and minimise wastage and leakages,” according to REFSA. And that goes with a better governance of the sector.

In its multi-faceted approach to engaging with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Revenue Watch provides thought leadership on best practices, delivers training...

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.