Fact Sheets

Uganda is on the path to becoming a significant oil producer in the next decade, with production potentially reaching over 200,000 barrels per day...

Parliamentary briefings on five core elements of responsible and transparent natural resource governance.

Resource-rich regions usually expect and strive for local economies to benefit from oil, gas and mineral projects. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Subnational resource-rich governments face distinct challenges in managing revenues from volatile, exhaustible resources. These include: unpredictable and discretionary resource revenue transfers between national and subnational governments...

This paper distills lessons learned from pilot projects that RWI implemented in Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and Peru between 2008 and 2012. It complements country case studies and policy papers—including a synthesis of this paper, all available at revenuewatch.org/subnational.

The notion of corporate social responsibility (CSR) emerged more than 50 years ago, yet continues to evolve. The World Bank defines CSR as “companies’ commitment to contribute to sustainable economic development by working with employees, their families, the local community and society at large to improve their quality of life in a way that is beneficial for business and also for development.”

In its multi-faceted approach to engaging with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Revenue Watch provides thought leadership on best practices, delivers training and technical assistance to government and civil society, and supports global and local advocacy so that EITI implementation leads to better development outcomes. Pushing EITI to target governance challenges and using EITI data to identify and demand sector reforms are priorities.

Offering training to journalists to improve their ability to report about oil, gas and minerals, lessons from the pilot phase in Ghana and Uganda between 2010 and 2012 have helped RWI expand and adapt this media training to the journalism and extractive contexts of other countries in Africa and elsewhere.

NRGI has advised the Government of Guinea since early 2011 on various elements of its mining sector reform.

Revenue Watch conseille le Gouvernement de la République de Guinée sur plusieurs éléments de la réforme du secteur minier depuis début 2011.

As the SEC prepares to issue final rules, what is the truth behind industry lobbyists' claims?

To advance local economic and social development, RWI works with governments, civil society, journalists and companies.

If oil-rich states seek prosperity and democratic change, they must radically change their management of natural resources.

How do the claims of opponents of disclosure requirements compare with the facts?

Successful partnerships play a crucial role in improving resource management.