Secrecy in the extractive sector has put the brakes on development around the world

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global coalition of civil society organisations united in their call for an open and accountable extractive sector, so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of women, men and youth in resource-rich countries and that extraction is carried out in a responsible manner that benefits countries and their citizens.

Our coalition is made up of more than 800 member organisations across the world, including human rights, development, environmental and faith-based organisations.

Organisations can be members on an individual level. However, in several countries (more than 35), network members have joined forces to create national coalitions. Members also collaborate at the regional level, as is the case for instance in Europe and Africa.

All our members and coalitions have to adhere to Publish What You Pay’s principles and standards.

We are guided by the belief that coordinating the collective actions, skills and interest of a diverse coalition of civil society organisations is the most effective way to influence key stakeholders and drive policy and practice change in the extractive industries and the governmental sector.

The coalition is supported by a Secretariat and governed by various bodies, for more information visit our governance page. You can also read about our history or find out who funds us.