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Report authors present the Resource Governance Index to a community of activists, experts and practitioners at the intersection of transparency, accountability and development.

The ASPAC Knowledge Hub activities kicked off on May 6-7, 2013, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, with the goal of improving the quality of governance in the extractive sector and to promote more equitable benefits for the citizens of the region.

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.

Les réformes législatives récentes placent la Guinée au niveau des meilleures pratiques internationales, mais les mécanismes de transparence et de contrôle doivent encore être renforcés, selon un nouvel indice publié aujourd’hui, qui analyse la gouvernance des ressources naturelles.

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The National Transition Council passed an amendment to Guinea’s 2011 mining code in an effort to attract investors in a more and more challenging global economic context while building on strong provisions for public accountability. “Guinea’s finalized mining code should be seen as an example for transparency and good governance provisions”, said Daniel Kauffman, president of Revenue Watch.

Trillions of dollars in resources lie buried in the backyards of many of the world’s poorest citizens. Oil, gas and minerals can, if managed effectively and accountably, stimulate economic development. Too often, however, secrecy, corruption and weak institutions obstruct this path.

Whether acting as producing or transit countries, Eastern European and Central Asian nations are increasingly important players in the oil and gas industry at the crossroad between the Eurasian markets.

Last month, the European Union (EU) took a decisive step towards transparency: It agreed to mandate publicly-listed European companies as well as large private firms to disclose their payments to governments for oil, gas and mining projects.

Since 2009, Revenue Watch and the Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru have held an annual workshop on oil, gas and mining issues in Latin American.

Open government advocate will help to guide the U.S. effort to improve reporting standards for oil and mining.

RWI is offering journalists in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda a chance to learn more about the extractive industries in a six-month program on covering oil, gas and mineral sectors.

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 excoriates the recent conviction and sentencing of Marc Ona Essangui, a prominent activist for transparency, good governance and the environment in Gabon.

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

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

Blessed with nearly unlimited quantities of oil, the future is bright for Libya. But only if the country manages its oil wealth responsibly.

Hydraulic fracturing could lead the U.S. to energy independence. But there are other social and economic factors to consider.

Meet Hajer Elgaid, who was elected to Libya’s General National Congress with the National Forces Alliance, the country’s largest political party.

RWI hosted a critical reading of Niger's most recent EITI report in August 2012.

Last week, Khazar University’s Eurasia Knowledge Hub held its routine training session entitled “Hydrocarbon and minerals: From extraction to sustainable development” for about 20 members of civil society, media representatives, representatives of government agencies, and universities.

Amid Venezuela's political transitions, the most important decision must be about the strategic handling of oil.

The global transparency initiative will soon require project-by-project reporting of companies' payments to governments.

The international EITI board approved changes to the status of seven countries while meeting in Oslo, Norway, on February 26 and 27.

RWI President Daniel Kaufmann spoke about four “powers” that will strengthen efforts to establish transparency as an international standard.