Parliaments

Parliaments can significantly increase natural resource revenues and help use them wisely, if lawmakers understand the issues and their own budget oversight responsibilities. RWI’s training program gives parliaments the knowledge they need to foster national growth and reduce poverty.

Our toolkit includes briefings on managing oil, gas and minerals, videos offering lessons from lawmakers in their own words, and a study of our impact to date: The Capacity to Change.

Parliaments can significantly increase natural resource revenues and help use them wisely, if lawmakers understand the issues and their own budget oversight responsibilities. RWI’s training program gives parliaments the knowledge they need to foster national growth and reduce poverty.

Our toolkit includes briefings on managing oil, gas and minerals, videos offering lessons from lawmakers in their own words, and a study of our impact to date: The Capacity to Change.

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Lawmakers from Uganda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania face the serious responsibility of ensuring that resource wealth can translate into public benefit.

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By working directly with civil society, Tanzanian MPs were able to improve their draft mining bill dramatically.


Parliamentary briefings on five core elements of responsible and transparent natural resource governance.

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.

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.

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

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

Susan al-Saad of the Iraqi parliament recounts how an RWI workshop taught her to tackle problems from a different angle.

The chair of Ghana’s citizen oversight committee joined experts from RWI and Oxfam to discuss the prospects for accountable oil revenue management.

Briefings

A review of the macroeconomic and structural challenges in managing large-scale oil, gas and mining projects, and a policy guide for lawmakers whose countries face these challenges.

Parliaments can use the EITI process to hold government and companies accountable for their management of oil and mining wealth and the social impacts of these industries.

Through the design and oversight of fiscal rules for natural resources, parliaments can help maximize the size, fairness and sustainability of national revenues.

Parliaments can play a critical role in establishing and overseeing state-owned oil and mining programs that operate accountability and effectively.

Disclosure of oil and mining contracts is crucial to ensuring legal compliance and maximum gains, and parliaments are well-placed to advance transparency through legislation and oversight.