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Hon. Ilya Ponomarev sat down with Revenue Watch at the December 2013 regional parliamentary workshop on extractives in Istanbul to discuss his views on the state of transparency in Russia as well as international transparency initiatives.

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.

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.

The European Union took a decisive step to counter corruption in global oil, gas and mining sectors, coming to agreement on transparency legislation under negotiation since 2011.

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."

Switzerland ducked an important opportunity to protect against the potentially damaging effects of opaque deals between its companies and commodity-producing countries.