In early 2015 the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) will begin its early validation process in Azerbaijan, where government opposition toward civil society organizations (CSOs), including the unjust arrest of a prominent transparency advocate, has stalled EITI-related activities since 2013. EITI board members announced this decision at their October meeting in Myanmar...
After more than a century of mining, mineral wealth has yet to transform the lives of most of Ghana’s citizens. However, public awareness of the power of natural resources to improve development is growing, thanks to an engaged corps of journalists in the country.
A noteworthy study from NRGI partner Réseau de Lutte contre la Faim (RELUFA) combines EITI data and legal analysis to show the impact of mining projects on communities in northern Cameroon—where, despite 50 years of industrial extraction, social and
The Swiss government appears ready to join the ranks of countries that require their oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments—but the country’s enormous commodity trading industry may not be covered by a new law.