Earlier this month I visited Davao, Philippines, to help lead a workshop on using Excel-based fiscal models to forecast potential revenues from mining projects. “Charting the Future” was its punny, ambitious title.
NRGI set out to collect total oil, gas and mining revenue data for the countries included in the Resource Governance Index to find out how many dollars flow to governments that mismanage the handling of their natural resources.
We know how critical the natural resource sector can be for a country’s development. However, only about 10% of OGP commitments relate to natural resources. The drafting of new national action plans (NAPs) by June offers a unique opportunity to increase commitment to good governance of the oil, gas, mining and forestry industries. The OGP Openness in Natural Resources Working Group (ONRWG) has come up with three priorities...
The evidence is mounting: contract transparency in extractive industries is becoming the norm. This was clear during two contract-focused events at the recent EITI conference—an informal learning and sharing side event and an official conference panel event.
Recently, Indonesia hosted the first Asia Pacific Open Government Partnership (OGP) regional conference in Bali, where civil society organizations (CSOs) urged governments to safeguard and promote free civic space, adop
On April 30, Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalition partners in Southeast Asia launched the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Technical Working Group, a team organized at the most recent PWYP conference in Manila to carry