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As more countries come to see the importance of contract transparency in oil, gas and mining, more contracts are becoming available for scrutiny in the public domain. Resourcecontracts.org currently hosts more than 175 oil, gas and mining contracts...

Last week at a workshop in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, coalitions from five African countries presented the results of their efforts to combine legal analysis of contracts with detailed on-the-ground monitoring of implementation and interviews with key government, community and mining company officials.

Libyan and Tunisian members of parliament and officials met in a workshop to discuss how states can maximise benefit from resources while introducing transparency and anti-corruption measures.

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.

RWI previewed a new online collection of natural resource contracts at Publish What You Pay's September conference in Amsterdam.

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.

Mineral mining has fueled the violence in the DRC, but if managed properly, it can also be part of the solution.

Experts joined advocates and journalists in Cameroon for an exhaustive RWI training session on understanding oil and mining contracts.

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

As experts prepare for a sweeping contract review process, donor groups are rallying around Guinea's commitment to mining sector reform.

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.

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.