Recent Articles

Qatar’s alleged plot to “buy” the 2022 World Cup has been making global news recently, with salacious stories of bribes paid to African and Caribbean FIFA officials and deals to exchange natural gas for votes...

Codelco, Chile’s state-owned copper company, reports that it needs more than $20 billion for structural projects over the next decade. According to the country’s finance minister, Chile’s natural resource funds, otherwise known as sovereign wealth funds, could be asked to cough up the cash.

Practitioners and media invited to April 8 event at Columbia University to discuss growing segment of sovereign wealth funds.

Chatham House released guidelines developed by researchers and public officials to provide policy-makers with targeted advice on how to embed good governance and management as they build a petroleum industry.

The means of improving governance of oil, gas and mineral resources are detailed in a new textbook on energy policy, The Wiley Handbook on Energy Policy.

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

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the mining and hydrocarbons industries in the Latin American region.

Updates from RWI's regional office on local foreign investment, Petrobras and expanded mining operations in Colombia.

Executives of oil trading firms expressed little enthusiasm for greater transparency in the sector.

The paper speculates that RWI's findings "could have significant implications for the publicity-shy commodities trading industry."

RWI releases new research revealing the importance of disclosures by national oil companies, a largely-hidden area of the global market.

RWI's research on the double-edged effects of mining revenue is featured in an article in the latest issue of Quehacer.

RWI's Latin America office has published a new Spanish-language report on trends in oil, gas and mining issues in Latin America.

With RWI support, our partner Ibase has published a new report, giving an overview of Brazil's oil, gas and mining revenues.

RWI partner Foro's new report, El Sector Extractivo en Colombia, gives an overview of the local oil, gas and mining sector.

A recent report evalutates the performance, promise and limitations of the Nigerian EITI as an anti-corruption tool.

In countries rich in oil, gas and minerals, the new opportunities that resource wealth brings too often benefit men rather than women.

Author Michael Ross joined RWI to discuss his comprehensive study of the economic and political consequences of oil wealth.

The World Bank's Kai Kaiser discusses a new report that considers resource rich nations through a "political economy" lens.

In a chapter in the newly-published Fuelling the World – Failing the Region?, Dauda Garuba discusses EITI in Africa's Gulf of Guinea.

Discussions on how technology can further transparency goals raise "non-tech" questions about political power.

In its new 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International makes a direct link between global corruption and increasing public unrest.

Natural resource NGOs and tech experts huddle to discuss how data innovations can build knowledge.

A New York Times report documents that individual U.S. leaseholders face issues similar to those of oil- and mineral-rich nations.

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