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After four years of work with legislators on managing oil and minerals, RWI is pleased to announce our new toolkit to help strengthen parliaments.

Bill Gates joined the call for the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue "strong and robust" disclosure rules for the oil and mining industries.

Activists and international organizations are pushing back against the oil lobby's attempts to weaken rules for company transparency.


In December RWI helped organize a Bridging Session linking natural resource transparency experts with tech experts.

Multinational companies are lobbying fiercely to stop a proposed EU company payment disclosure law. Sign the ONE Campaign petition to support strong transparency regulations.

RWI's Emmanuel Kuyole explains the importance of natural resource transparency at a Brussels meeting on EU-Africa partnership.

The World Bank's Kai Kaiser discusses a new report that considers resource rich nations through a "political economy" lens.

A new investigative article considers the environmental risks of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Guinea.

RWI and the Oil for Development Program of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are accepting applications for the 2012 RWI Petrad Fellowship.

Experts gathered last week at a panel discussion of upcoming EU legislation on transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries.

To gain the benefits promised in President Obama’s energy plan, the public needs more information from oil and mining companies.

Blogger Elisabeth Rosenthal asks why information disclosure sometimes yields no action, but becomes an end in itself.

A web video from RWI partner Ibase helps to halt the expansion of a steel mill and highlight industry impacts on the local community.

More than 30 business, human rights and policy groups ask U.S. Congress to preserve the flagship anticorruption law.

In Sierra Leone, mining companies are using low tax rates and off-shore intermediaries to shift profits out of the country.

In her latest collection, "Oil Village," Azeri photographer Rena Effendi exposes the environmental fallout of Azerbaijan's oil boom.
A clash over the rights of mining communities has played a large part in Peru's administration overhaul.

Members of OGP leadership call for dialogue with the South Africa on its controversial information protection law.

On the anniversary of the UN Convention against Corruption, advocates call for oil, gas and mining transparency.

Discussions on how technology can further transparency goals raise "non-tech" questions about political power.

In its new 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International makes a direct link between global corruption and increasing public unrest.

Natural resource NGOs and tech experts huddle to discuss how data innovations can build knowledge.

A New York Times report documents that individual U.S. leaseholders face issues similar to those of oil- and mineral-rich nations.

Pambazuka News interviewed four anti-corruption activists, including RWI's Dauda Garuba, on what Nigeria's path out of corruption should be.

Community environmental concerns in the U.S. and Peru have slowed or stopped large-scale projects this year.