Resource Center

Dodd-Frank

Final U.S. rules under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank act, setting mandatory reporting requirements for company oil and mining payments to governments.

Uganda

Part VII of the Public Finance Bill, 2012, spells out procedures for petroleum revenue management.

Uganda

The Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, will govern upstream petroleum activities, including procedures for licensing, environmental safeguards, transparency rules and the government’s institutional set-up.

Uganda

The Petroleum (Refining, Gas Processing and Conversion, Transportation and Storage) Bill, 2012, will govern downstream activities.

Sierra Leone

This NACE guide offers basic advice on policy decision-making for parliamentarians charged with management of Sierra Leone's mineral resources.

Ghana

This guide provides basic information for parliamentarians exercising oversight of the emerging oil and gas sector in Ghana to ensure that good governance prevails in the sector.

Open Government Partnership

A PowerPoint document giving an overview of the multilateral Open Government Partnership and highlighting governments' opportunities related to oil, gas and mining.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is rich in minerals which could contribute significantly to the development of the country. This report clearly illustrates that this is not sufficiently the case due to limited tax and royalty contributions from mining companies.

Resource Center

Until a legal framework is in place, signing up for exploration licences in Iraq and Kurdistan remains a huge political risk.

Ghana

A colelction of contracts, deeds of assignment and the unitization agreement from Ghana's Jubilee Field, as published by Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil.

Sierra Leone

This paper from Bishop Stephen Munga of Tanzania highlights the inherent policy challenges of equitable taxation in a context of growth and development.

Parliaments

This Policy Forum guide to parliamentary advocacy is based on the experience of Tanzanian civil society, but also offers a wealth of general, practical tools for influencing legislation in extractive sectors.

A framework describing the key steps in the develpment of natural resources, from planning and extraction, to processing and sale, and through to the ultimate uses of the revenues.

Regarding the need for international accounting and disclosure rules in corporate reporting of oil, gas and mining activities, and role of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

More information about the international PWYP coalition, comprising organizations in more than 70 countries mobilizing citizens to hold their governments accountable for the management of natural resource revenues.