Category Archives: Transparency/Accountability

EU agrees landmark anti-corruption law for global resource companies

Global Witness. 9 April 2013 New law represents a major victory after decade and a half campaign The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and…

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Epiphanies from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn’t be so smug about corruption. FOREIGN POLICY. MARCH/APRIL 2013. INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA E. KEATING It was hardly the best of…

African Government Debt Statistics

African Central Government Debt – Statistical Yearbook (OECD).Borrowing requirements by governments in Africa to finance their budget deficits are met both by funds raised on financial markets and, to a…

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Managing Risks In The Extractive Industries

Lionel Badal. African Arguments (Royal African Society). October 25, 2012 Rising demand fuelled by emerging countries, most notoriously China and India, has led to increased competition for natural resources. Despite recurrent volatility…

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Time To Improve State Participation In Africa’s Extractive Industries

Zanele Hlatshwayo. African Arguments (Royal African Society). October 12, 2012 The rise in commodities prices over the past decade (referred to by some economists as the ‘commodities super-cycle’) has led to a…

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Beijing, a Boon for Africa

  Dambisa Moyo. New York Times. June 27, 2012 In June 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a speech in Zambia warning of a “new colonialism” threatening the…

Emerging Economies: Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries Working Paper Series

Revenue Watch Institute & Transparency & Accountability Initiative. 28 November 2012 Emerging economies, their governments and their companies, are playing an increased role in oil, gas and mining production –…

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Can Transparency Transform Mineral Wealth into Well-being?

Revenue Watch Institute. 29 November 2012 Revenue Watch Institute deputy director Antoine Heuty spoke about mineral wealth in the Maghreb at a seminar in Barcelona on 30 November 2012, sponsored by…

Revenue Watch Institute’s Work in Guinea

Revenue Watch has advised the Government of Guinea since early 2011 on various elements of its mining sector reform. RWI was one of several advisors to the Ministry of Mines…

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Guinea, Making Contracts Public for Greater Transparency, Accountability – Revenue Watch Institute

15 February 2013 NEW YORK/CONAKRY, Guinea—The government of Guinea’s online publication today of its contracts with mining companies brings significant transparency to the most important part of the country’s economy and advances…