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“Open Government” program discusses the question “Is there enough transparency in extractive revenues” and the transition to the new standards with representatives of the State Oil Fund, the NGO Coalition, the EITI Board and RWI.

The government of Azerbaijan organized an international event for government structures, extractive companies, local CSOs and representatives of international organizations.

The first to sign up, the first to become compliant, producer of the most reports, Azerbaijan has racked up EITI achievements in a bid to improve its international image...

Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and other organizations held regional workshops and trainings for CSOs, government, and companies preparing for the New EITI Standard adopted in Sydney this year.

Cielo Magno of Bantay Kita discusses rebuilding trust in the the Philippines' mining industry in BusinessWorld.

Participants in the fourth class of RWI's ongoing training program for strengthening media oversight of the extractive sectors of oil, gas, and mining.

Organized by the Francophone Africa Hub, 34 participants attended the course including representatives of media and civil society organizations from many resource rich countries.

Course participants considered a wide range of topics that deepened the participants' knowledge of the entire process of the value chain of the extractive industries and equipped them with the skills to analyze fiscal regimes, contracts, EI legislation and revenue management.

Now fully staffed and operational, the Hub is delivering its inaugural course, "Improving the Governance of Extractive Industries," with participation from civil society actors from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

The training was held in Almaty, but researchers from Astana, Shymkent and Semipalatinsk also attended...

Hosted for the first time outside the premises of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), the 2013 summer school started with an opening ceremony at the Mensvic Grand Hotel which was attended by...

RWI's Bolivian Partner, Fundación Jubileo, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and RWI's Latin America Regional Office organized and held a course aimed at strengthening capacities of the journalists on the extractive industries, attended by journalists from major newspapers in La Paz and producing regions, as well as from three TV networks and seven Radio stations.

Crude oil output has plunged 21% in the last four years and Malaysia is expected to become a net energy importer by 2017. “Within this small window of time, it is crucial that we extract the most from our oil and gas resources, and minimise wastage and leakages,” according to REFSA. And that goes with a better governance of the sector.

Eurasia Knowledge Hub training in Azerbaijan draws representatives of various sectors from six countries.

Part of Knowledge Hub activities, the training course will be run by expert facilitators and resource person discussion on five issues in extractive industries...

In its multi-faceted approach to engaging with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Revenue Watch provides thought leadership on best practices, delivers training...

At Open for Growth (G8TTT), organized by the UK government ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, was an opportunity to illustrate and debate the UK's G8 agenda for international growth, prosperity and economic development, including advancing Trade, ensuring Tax compliance and promoting greater Transparency.

Over 1,200 delegates at the EITI Global Conference in Sydney discussed going 'beyond transparency.'

EITI's revised standard of performance requires implementing countries to release wide-ranging new information about oil, gas and mining industries.

EITI has made so much progress that it is time to focus on a new and critical element.

The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and the Oil for Development Program (OfD) of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2013 RWI Petrad Fellowship.

Iraq is rich with oil, but public debate around the oil and gas sector in Iraq is limited, and corruption has reached endemic proportions.

Hydraulic fracturing could lead the U.S. to energy independence. But there are other social and economic factors to consider.

The global transparency initiative will soon require project-by-project reporting of companies' payments to governments.

The international EITI board approved changes to the status of seven countries while meeting in Oslo, Norway, on February 26 and 27.