Recent Articles

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.

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

RWI congratulated the government of Guinea for creating a contract review plan that can help enhance the rule of law and accelerate economic development.

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.

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