Recent Articles

A new paper contends that the "China Deal" reflects changes and continuity in the global economy.

Tensions were high at RWI's Beirut workshop as Iraqi lawmakers debated the role oil will play in their country's future.

Iraqi parliamentarians gathered in Beirut for a three-day workshop on lawmakers' roles and responsibilities in oil and gas oversight.

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative is accepting research submissions on transparency and accountability interventions.

What would happen if Nigeria's government allocated oil revenues directly to citizens in the complex and turbulent Niger Delta?

Bill Gates advanced efforts to aid developing nations by urging the G20 to require greater transparency by oil, gas and mineral companies.

How do the European Commission's draft directives for company disclosures compare to the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act?

Revenue Watch cordially invites you to the release of Enforcing the Rules, a new study of monitoring in the mining industries, on 9 November.


The White House announced on Tuesday that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will lead U.S. EITI efforts.

The proposal to require company payment disclosures will aid economic development and strengthen the global financial system.

RWI partner Grupo Faro has released a short video to promote its new Extracting Transparency Initiative, an effort to improve the information available about oil and mining activities in Ecuador.

Oil and mining companies are second only to the financial sector in their reliance on tax havens, according to a new report from ActionAid.

President Sirleaf's advocacy for natural resource transparency has been an essential element of Liberia's progress.

In a recent article in the Yale Journal of International Affairs, two RWI experts discuss the challenges of measuring the impact of transparency on improved governance.

Peru's new government has passed a new law requiring consultation with indigenous groups on natural resource planning.

Speaking at the Open Government Partnership launch, RWI Director Karin Lissakers highlighted the costs of closed governments.

President Obama says the U.S. will implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

At the World Bank/IMF CSO Forum, Professor Paul Collier discussed his new book, Plundered Nations, on a panel with RWI staff.

RWI Director Karin Lissakers argues in Financial Times that, after restoring security, Libya's greatest priority must be transparency.

Ilgar Mammadov discusses the experience of Eurasia’s veteran transparency advocates.

RWI and its partners examine developments in the oil, gas and mining industries.
Norway's management model for oil, gas could complicate reform in some other countries.
The nation's natural resource management is improving, but challenges to oversight and efficiency remain.
At the region’s top mining conference, governments worked to shore up regional investment.
The first issue of “View Point” focuses on changes in contract practices.