Practice What You Preach: financial transparency

If we demand transparency from others, we need to exercise financial transparency of our own. On this page you will find details of our income and expenditure for 2013. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact our International Director Marinke van Riet.

The International Secretariat of Publish What You Pay consists of a small core team of eleven members. Six are based in London and the others in Beirut, Nairobi, N'djamena, Niamey and Kiev, hosted by PWYP members or a local partner.The PWYP International Secretariat does not have its own legal entity but is hosted by the Open Society Foundation in London. The Coordinator for the MENA region is hosted by Revenue Watch Institute with separate income and expenditures and therefore is not included here. 

Income 2013

In 2013, the income for the London-based PWYP Secretariat was £893,054.87 from nine different supporters. 

















Expenditure 2013

Our total expenditure for the calendar year 2013 was £733,800.06.

















The PWYP International Secretariat benefits from partnerships with two private foundations: the Open Society Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation who between them contribute 58%. Open Society Foundation in London is also PWYP’s legal host and PWYP’s income and expenditure is therefore audited as part of OSF’s audit in London.

In September 2013 the PWYP International Secretariat  signed an agreement for a 15-month partnership with the World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund to strengthen civil society’s capacity to engage in the EITI in Central Africa. This is for a total of U$500,000. In addition, in December 2013 PWYP International signed a contract for core funding with the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) to strengthen PWYP’s presence in East and Southern Africa.  The contract is for two-years and totals U$420,000.

In-kind contributions from PWYP Members

Please note that many of our members contribute in-kind through human resources, legal and/or technical expertise, media outreach and engagement, organisation of workshops etc. which are equally – if not more – important to advance our cause. An exercise to ‘monetise’ this is virtually impossible but we would not be where we are today without this joint commitment to PWYP’s strategic pillars. In addition this page only refers to the income and expenditures of the International Secretariat. The national coalitions have their own sources of funding which, as part of our new governance structure, will be posted on the country pages in the future. For coordination and harmonisation purposes the International Secretariat strongly recommends that donors liaise with PWYP before committing to funding coalitions.

With the ambitious Vision 20/20 it is obvious that the PWYP Secretariat needs to be strengthened in order to better serve the needs and demands of the growing coalition. We would love for more organisations, especially from within the coalition, to support our campaign for an open and accountable extractive industry. If you are interested in supporting one of the most successful coalitions of the last decade, please contact PWYP’s International Director. Please note that we do not accept any donations from the extractive industry.

Financial expenditure across the coalitions (2012)

Based on the results of the PWYP Governance Survey which was introduced in 2013, the total expenditure across the PWYP coalitions in 2012 was £1,154,613.70. This figure is based on the financial information provided by 29 coalitions.