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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.

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.


Transparency advocates are urging the oil industry to drop attacks on a new law that will reduce corruption and help citizens reap the benefits of oil and mining deals.

After years of operating under a decades-old oil law, Uganda's government formally presented its petroleum governance bill.

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.

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

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.

Keith Myers digs deep into the politics that have hindered the passage of Iraq's oil and gas law for more than four years.

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.

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

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

Effective online presentation of open data requires the same organization and hospitality as a good bookstore.

Tensions were high at RWI's Beirut workshop as Iraqi lawmakers debated the role oil will play in their country's future.

Iraqi parliamentarians gathered in Beirut for a three-day workshop on lawmakers' roles and responsibilities in oil and gas oversight.