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A few weeks ago colleagues from the Myanmar Coalition for Transparency and Accountability and I represented Myanmar at RWI-NRC’s three-day training workshop on subnational governance of the extractive sector, in Bogor, Indonesia...

Just months after Kenya discovered commercial oil in 2012, the government called for the establishment of a natural resource fund (a kind of sovereign wealth fund) to save oil revenues for future generations...

For three days in March, I took part in a training conducted by the Revenue Watch Institute – Natural Resource Charter (RWI-NRC) on subnational governance of the extractive sector. To attend, I travelled from Malaysia to Bogor, Indonesia...

Natural resource extraction drives many economies in Southeast Asia, and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the extractive sector is at historic highs.

Most southeast Asian countries operate relatively well developed extractive sectors. However, at the local level, significant knowledge asymmetries remain...

In a historic event for Myanmar, 226 representatives from over 100 civil society organizations across the country, representing all states as well as cross-border groups, met October 1-3, 2013, in the first national civil society conference on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).