Journalists confront informal and regulatory obstacles. In many cases, private companies and the government prevent media from accessing existing sources of free information. This may take the form of lengthy response times, publicly exposing information requests and managing the approval of how information is presented publicly.
Everyone knows that implementation of commitments is at the core of the Open Government Partnership’s mission for transformational reforms. However, more than a third of commitments reviewed to date by the Independent Reporting Mechanism have not been implemented.
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.
What’s next for Latin American civil society as the supercycle of high commodity prices recedes in the rear-view mirror? And what are the most interesting trends in the extractives sector in the region?
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...
Last week, the EITI International Board met in Lima, Peru. Regrettably, the main headlines coming out of these meetings related to transgressions of EITI’s founding principles and procedures. Receiving less attention were six promising elements of the new EITI standard.
Francisco Paris is the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) international secretariat’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, and is based in Oslo. Earlier this year, Mr.