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NRGI and the Oil for Development Program of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation's program seeks to accelerate civil society effectiveness in promoting the better management of oil, minerals, and gas...

Supporters of greater transparency in natural resource governance have something to cheer about with the release last week by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) of its new energy sector strategy...

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."

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?

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.

On Day Two of the Advanced Course, students had lots of questions, and were challenged with lessons on practical modelling and fiscal regimes.

The hydrocarbons management expert from Fundación Jubileo talks about her experience as a Petrad fellow this year.

Sunday, 9 December was International Anti-Corruption Day. The day was designated to draw attention to the problem of corruption and move countries to prevent and eradicate it.

Fighting corruption requires a new understanding of how the global problem has evolved.

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.

One of the major themes at an RWI workshop was the impact of the lack of oil-sector expertise and broader administrative capacity in many new or emerging producers.