Recent Articles

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.
Journalists Ken Silverstein and Andrew Feinstein joined RWI in May for a discussion on oil and arms middlemen.
The DRC has pledged to disclose all oil, mining and forestry deals.
After years of secrecy, Uganda’s government released its oil contracts to the parliamentary library.

Investigative journalist Nick Shaxson has spent much of his career covering the economies and politics of oil-rich African countries, research that led to his 2007 book Poisoned Wells. His new book, Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World, explores a topic Shaxson says was the logical conclusion of following oil money. He spoke with Revenue Watch this April.