Resource Center: All Documents

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.

Dodd-Frank

Final U.S. rules under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank act, setting mandatory reporting requirements for company oil and mining payments to governments.

Dodd-Frank

SEC public fact sheet with early highlights on rules for Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank act, requiring companies to disclose oil and mining payments to governments.

Uganda

Part VII of the Public Finance Bill, 2012, spells out procedures for petroleum revenue management.

Uganda

The Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, will govern upstream petroleum activities, including procedures for licensing, environmental safeguards, transparency rules and the government’s institutional set-up.

Uganda

The Petroleum (Refining, Gas Processing and Conversion, Transportation and Storage) Bill, 2012, will govern downstream activities.

Sierra Leone

This NACE guide offers basic advice on policy decision-making for parliamentarians charged with management of Sierra Leone's mineral resources.

Ghana

This guide provides basic information for parliamentarians exercising oversight of the emerging oil and gas sector in Ghana to ensure that good governance prevails in the sector.

Guinea

To guide a historic planned review of its mining contracts, the government of Guinea set out Terms of Reference desigend to foster good governance, fair treatment of mining companies and increased investor confidence.

Open Government Partnership

A PowerPoint document giving an overview of the multilateral Open Government Partnership and highlighting governments' opportunities related to oil, gas and mining.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is rich in minerals which could contribute significantly to the development of the country. This report clearly illustrates that this is not sufficiently the case due to limited tax and royalty contributions from mining companies.

Resource Center

Until a legal framework is in place, signing up for exploration licences in Iraq and Kurdistan remains a huge political risk.

Ghana

A colelction of contracts, deeds of assignment and the unitization agreement from Ghana's Jubilee Field, as published by Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC's published mining contracts approved/signed after 2008 government renegotiations.