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Natural Resource Governance Institute team members are set to take part in a full slate of activities at the EITI Global Conference in Lima, Peru, 23-25 February.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted today on a proposed rule to implement Section 1504 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. The law requires US-listed oil, gas and mining companies to disclose the billions of dollars in payments that they make to governments around the world in exchange for the right to extract precious natural resources.

Today, Switzerland-based trading house Trafigura disclosed how much it paid to several governments in exchange for commodities in its first annual responsibility report. For decades, physical commodity traders have embraced secrecy as a basic part of their business model, even when dealing with public institutions. The disclosures by Trafigura represent a much-needed step away from this unfortunate tradition. There remains, however, ample room for improvement.

The oil, gas and mining sectors are critical for a majority of Open Government Partnership (OGP) countries. Yet, only about 10 percent of OGP commitments relate to natural resources...

Switzerland, the world’s leading commodity trading hub, must pave the way for more transparency in natural resource payments. The Swiss government should alter its course and include commodity trading in a pending transparency law.

NRGI joined World Bank and IMF executives and others on stage in Lima, Peru, to discuss "Individual Integrity and Public Sector Governance" and took part in a slate of other activities at the annual meetings.

NRGI has made a submission to the US SEC in relation to the rulemaking for Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Citizens from resource-rich African countries are showing ever-greater interest in the management of extractive resources. Civil society members and journalists are demanding transparency and accountability.

On Thursday, 3 September, NRGI president Daniel Kaufmann joined a plenary conversation on the role of anti-corruption and transparency in the fight against poverty.

In the past six months, 24 countries have released new Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative reports disclosing over $200 billion in payments from more than 2,000 companies. These are the first reports prepared under the broader EITI Standard that was introduced in 2013...

When it comes to mining policy, consensus is hard to find south of the Equator.

The Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group is pleased to release for public comment its draft recommendations on implementing mandatory reporting standards for Canadian mining companies. This release comes on the heels of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s pre-G8 announcement that Canada will establish new transparency standards.

Kaufmann, a renowned expert on governance, brings to his new role deep practical experience helping countries plan and deliver reforms.

Background and analysis on the new SEC reporting rules for oil and mining companies making payments to governments.

Two years after the passage of U.S. financial reforms, regulators will finally issue new rules for transparency of oil, gas and mining payments.

Milestones and debates in the development of new oil and mining disclosure rules, from the U.S. House of Representatives to the widening global movement.

As the second anniversary of the Dodd-Frank reform act arrives, the SEC has finally set a vote date for oil and mining disclosure requirements.

Nearly 60 U.S. lawmakers joined in a letter calling on the SEC to issue the final oil and mining reporting rules passed in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Suu Kyi praised the EITI secretariat's visit as a promising step towards democratic reform.

The organization is suing regulators over the one year delay issuing oil and mining disclosure rules passed in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Programmers and advocates shared gripes and wishes for better collaboration in a talk led by RWI and Harvard University.

At the OGP meeting in Brasilia, governments announced National Action Plans, including many concrete resource governance reforms.

Leaders at the OGP meeting, including RWI's President Karin Lissakers, describe the meaning of open government.

Revenue Watch led an OGP summit panel on practical ways to incorporate oil and mining transparency into country commitments.

The IMF should withhold a scheduled loan disbursement until Angolan authorities justify a $32 billion discrepancy in public accounts.