Recent Articles

Parliamentarians in Tanzania learned to collaborate with civil society to improve mining governance.

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.

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.

In December RWI helped organize a Bridging Session linking natural resource transparency experts with tech experts.

Multinational companies are lobbying fiercely to stop a proposed EU company payment disclosure law. Sign the ONE Campaign petition to support strong transparency regulations.

The World Bank's Kai Kaiser discusses a new report that considers resource rich nations through a "political economy" lens.

RWI and the Oil for Development Program of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are accepting applications for the 2012 RWI Petrad Fellowship.

Blogger Elisabeth Rosenthal asks why information disclosure sometimes yields no action, but becomes an end in itself.

Groups from Cameroon and Ghana observed industry activities firsthand and traded experiences with policy and public dialogue.

More than 30 business, human rights and policy groups ask U.S. Congress to preserve the flagship anticorruption law.

In a chapter in the newly-published Fuelling the World – Failing the Region?, Dauda Garuba discusses EITI in Africa's Gulf of Guinea.

Two alumni of RWI's media training program received top awards in a Ugandan contest for best reporting on oil and mining issues.

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.

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.

RWI Uganda partner ACME holds an "editor briefing" on transparency and accountability with civil society and government.

A New York Times report documents that individual U.S. leaseholders face issues similar to those of oil- and mineral-rich nations.

On 23 November, Penplusbytes introduced RWI's oil, gas and mining media training program to Ghana's gold-rich Ashanti region.

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

A new paper contends that the "China Deal" reflects changes and continuity in the global economy.