Recent Articles

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

At a Canadian parliamentary hearing, members of the mining industry, civil society and parliament expressed strong support for mandatory disclosure rules.

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

How intensive advocacy in Sierra Leone spurred the recall of the controversial mining deal and a new appreciation in government for civil society’s role.

In Uganda, collaboration between members of parliament and NGOs led to a turning point in the transparency of mining contracts.

When governments makes deals with companies for their oil and mining resources, citizens stand to gain more if they know the contract terms.

By working directly with civil society, Tanzanian MPs were able to improve their draft mining bill dramatically.

When Tanzania released its mining bill, transparency advocates worked around the clock to analyze it and engage MPs.

Gaps in knowledge often prevent civil society and MPs from managing the mining sector for the greatest public benefit.

Parliamentarians in Tanzania learned to collaborate with civil society to improve mining governance.

Lawmakers from Uganda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania face the serious responsibility of ensuring that resource wealth can translate into public benefit.

After four years of work with legislators on managing oil and minerals, RWI is pleased to announce our new toolkit to help strengthen parliaments.

Transparency advocates are urging the oil industry to drop attacks on a new law that will reduce corruption and help citizens reap the benefits of oil and mining deals.

After years of operating under a decades-old oil law, Uganda's government formally presented its petroleum governance bill.

In December RWI helped organize a Bridging Session linking natural resource transparency experts with tech experts.

Multinational companies are lobbying fiercely to stop a proposed EU company payment disclosure law. Sign the ONE Campaign petition to support strong transparency regulations.

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

RWI and the Oil for Development Program of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are accepting applications for the 2012 RWI Petrad Fellowship.

Blogger Elisabeth Rosenthal asks why information disclosure sometimes yields no action, but becomes an end in itself.

Groups from Cameroon and Ghana observed industry activities firsthand and traded experiences with policy and public dialogue.

More than 30 business, human rights and policy groups ask U.S. Congress to preserve the flagship anticorruption law.

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

Two alumni of RWI's media training program received top awards in a Ugandan contest for best reporting on oil and mining issues.

Keith Myers digs deep into the politics that have hindered the passage of Iraq's oil and gas law for more than four years.

Members of OGP leadership call for dialogue with the South Africa on its controversial information protection law.