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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.

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.

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

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.
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.

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

Norway's management model for oil, gas could complicate reform in some other countries.
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.
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.