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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.

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.

The EITI has just released an amended version of its new 2011 rules, now available for download.

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative is accepting research submissions on transparency and accountability interventions.

Nearly 70 legislators and civil society members gather for RWI's parliamentary forum in Ghana.

As the G20 summit concluded, RWI called for the nations to endorse mandatory, not voluntary, reporting rules for oil and mining companies.

Bill Gates advanced efforts to aid developing nations by urging the G20 to require greater transparency by oil, gas and mineral companies.