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Karina Litvack of F&C Asset Management on how transparency reduces risk for investors.

Government officials and advocates from Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan met in October to discuss mining revenue management.

The Humala administration institutes a new mining framework to account for the commodities boom.

Oil and mining companies are second only to the financial sector in their reliance on tax havens, according to a new report from ActionAid.

As the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development prepares for its annual conference, key decisions on country-by-country reporting are anticipated in the U.S. and from the European Commission.

In a recent article in the Yale Journal of International Affairs, two RWI experts discuss the challenges of measuring the impact of transparency on improved governance.

Citizens' groups in resource-rich countries have been pushing for years for the publication of contracts in which their governments award companies the right to explore for and exploit public petroleum and mineral resources.

Speaking at the Open Government Partnership launch, RWI Director Karin Lissakers highlighted the costs of closed governments.

President Obama says the U.S. will implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

In September, RWI held a workshop on oil revenue management in Beirut, Lebanon.

At the World Bank/IMF CSO Forum, Professor Paul Collier discussed his new book, Plundered Nations, on a panel with RWI staff.

RWI and its partners examine developments in the oil, gas and mining industries.
Norway's management model for oil, gas could complicate reform in some other countries.
The nation's natural resource management is improving, but challenges to oversight and efficiency remain.
RWI's calculator compares company listings and values on 35 international exchanges.
RWI said the international group will be a new force for accountability.
RWI’s Juan Carlos Quiroz offers lessons from the Revenue Watch Index.
At the region’s top mining conference, governments worked to shore up regional investment.
The first issue of “View Point” focuses on changes in contract practices.

RWI Deputy Director Antoine Heuty discusses how oil-rich countries in the MENA region can make sure that oil is linked to development and democracy.

Journalists Ken Silverstein and Andrew Feinstein joined RWI in May for a discussion on oil and arms middlemen.
New research tracks the size of the oil, gas and mining sector in 35 markets.
RWI calls on the EU and G20 to follow the G8’s lead.
On 27 April, three international experts discussed the best ways to battle oil industry opacity at the Columbia University panel "Power and Pressure: The Media in Africa." The conversation illustrated that, while each country's situation is unique, promoting good governance and transparency is always a collaborative effort.

Investigative journalist Nick Shaxson has spent much of his career covering the economies and politics of oil-rich African countries, research that led to his 2007 book Poisoned Wells. His new book, Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World, explores a topic Shaxson says was the logical conclusion of following oil money. He spoke with Revenue Watch this April.