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Oil, gas and mineral revenues are incredibly important for the Eurasian region, where several resource-rich states depend heavily on extractive resources. With an average of 40 percent of government income coming from oil, gas and mining, it is important that citizens have a say in how these resources are spent.

African journalists soaked up training at this workshop, meant to bolster their ability to cover the extractive sector.

Revenue Watch, the School of Public Policy at the Central European University, and the Natural Resource Charter are now accepting applications for 2014's advanced course, "Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice."

Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and other organizations held regional workshops and trainings for CSOs, government, and companies preparing for the New EITI Standard adopted in Sydney this year.

Participants in the fourth class of RWI's ongoing training program for strengthening media oversight of the extractive sectors of oil, gas, and mining.

Organized by the Francophone Africa Hub, 34 participants attended the course including representatives of media and civil society organizations from many resource rich countries.

Course participants considered a wide range of topics that deepened the participants' knowledge of the entire process of the value chain of the extractive industries and equipped them with the skills to analyze fiscal regimes, contracts, EI legislation and revenue management.

Now fully staffed and operational, the Hub is delivering its inaugural course, "Improving the Governance of Extractive Industries," with participation from civil society actors from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

The training was held in Almaty, but researchers from Astana, Shymkent and Semipalatinsk also attended...

Hosted for the first time outside the premises of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), the 2013 summer school started with an opening ceremony at the Mensvic Grand Hotel which was attended by...

RWI's Bolivian Partner, Fundación Jubileo, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and RWI's Latin America Regional Office organized and held a course aimed at strengthening capacities of the journalists on the extractive industries, attended by journalists from major newspapers in La Paz and producing regions, as well as from three TV networks and seven Radio stations.

Eurasia Knowledge Hub training in Azerbaijan draws representatives of various sectors from six countries.

Part of Knowledge Hub activities, the training course will be run by expert facilitators and resource person discussion on five issues in extractive industries...

Over 200 parliamentarians from 75 countries and representatives of several CSOs and international institutions participated in the 10th Annual Conference of Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund

The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and the Oil for Development Program (OfD) of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2013 RWI Petrad Fellowship.

Iraq is rich with oil, but public debate around the oil and gas sector in Iraq is limited, and corruption has reached endemic proportions.

The third edition of the Francophone Africa Summer School on Governance of Extractive Industries (EI) will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from August 12-23, 2013.

The third edition of the Francophone Africa Summer School on Governance of Extractive Industries (EI) will be held at UCAC’s campus of Ekounou-Ayene from August 12-23, 2013.

Semkae Kilonzo of Policy Forum in Tanzania shares five tips for creating an effective advocacy guide.

Some feedback from participants of the highly technical, fast-paced Advanced Course thus far.

Day three of the Advanced Course was about different fiscal instruments available to resource-rich states.

On Day Two of the Advanced Course, students had lots of questions, and were challenged with lessons on practical modeling and fiscal regimes.

Thirty-two students from five continents gathered in Budapest for a two-week course to develop their expertise on oil, gas and mining issues.

Veteran lawmakers met with brand-new parliamentarians at an RWI workshop on oversight of the oil, gas and mineral sectors.

Crude oil sales make up 70 percent of the government’s annual revenue, so it's imperative for journalists to know how oil revenue is managed.