The PWYP Blog gathers together information, updates and ideas about the role of transparency in the extractive industries in creating economic growth and fighting poverty and corruption. On this lively blog, contributors from the PWYP coalition and guest bloggers share their thoughts and opinions, which are open to comment from anybody.

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Mali - Ensemble, on peut amener un changement

January 28, 2022 - 17:41

L’an dernier nous avions demandé à notre collègue au Mali, Mme Aminata Touré Barry, ce que ça voulait dire, d’être membre de Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez. Ici, vous trouverez sa réponse.

Oil lobby suffers blow in battle against US transparency rules

January 17, 2022 - 16:52

The API’s bid to overturn Dodd-Frank 1504 (also known as the Cardin-Lugar amendment) in a lawsuit against the SEC is looking increasingly weak.

La transparence? Nous en avons besoin de toute urgence

January 16, 2022 - 12:15

Un article paru récemment dans Foreign Policy sous le titre (en) The Myth of Africa’s Rise (“Le mythe de la montée de l’Afrique”) disséquait et questionnait fort éloquemment la notion, toujours plus en vogue, de « l’Afrique ascendante ».

The urgency of natural resource transparency

January 14, 2022 - 15:42

A recent piece in Foreign Policy, ‘The Myth of Africa’s Rise’, did a neat job of disassembling – and questioning – the burgeoning ‘Africa Rising’ narrative.

Hacia un Tayikistán transparente

January 10, 2022 - 16:15

Tayikistán, país fronterizo con Kirguistán, Uzbekistán, Afganistán y China, y uno de los “-stanes” más pobres del mundo, tiene el asta de bandera más alta del mundo, que con 165 metros de altura le granjeó al país su única aparición en el libro Guinness de los récords. Sin embargo, desde la semana pasada Tayikistán tiene el honor de unirse a otra norma de alcance mundial, dado que su Presidente reafirmó su compromiso con la implementación de la Iniciativa por la Transparencia de la Industria Extractiva durante una conferencia celebrada en Dusambé el 13 y 14 de noviembre.

Journée internationale de la femme 2013 : Parlons des industries extractives

January 10, 2022 - 16:12

La Journée internationale de la femme 2013 sera particulièrement intéressante pour PCQVP (Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez), car ça marquera notre premier évènement avec ONU Femmes : un atelier conçu pour améliorer la compréhension et les connaissances des questions de genre dans le secteur des industries extractives.

Nous évoquons souvent la manière dont l’exploitation des ressources naturelles a compromis certaines possibilités de développement ou causé des violations des droits environnementaux et fondamentaux.

International Women’s Day 2013: let’s talk about extractives

December 18, 2021 - 17:13

International Women’s Day in 2013 will be particularly interesting for PWYP as it will mark our first event with UN Women: a workshop designed to increase the understanding and knowledge of the gender aspects in the Extractive Industry.

We often speak of how the exploitation of natural resources has resulted in lost opportunities for development or the abuse of environmental and human rights. However, we have been less vocal about extraction in terms of its impact on women and their rights.

Iraqi CSOs win battle for fair representation on IEITI

November 28, 2021 - 11:31

Joint lobbying by Iraqi civil society organisations, led by the Iraqi Transparency Alliance, resulted in the Iraqi EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group modifying its laws on CSO representation.

David Cameron on the G8: music to Publish What You Pay’s ears

November 21, 2021 - 12:01

Update 10 Jan 2013: On assuming the Presidency of the G8 on 1 January 2013, the UK listed its priorities here together with an accompanying letter from David Cameron to his fellow G8 leaders.

Reap What You Sow: Greed and Corruption in Zimbabwe’s Marange Diamond Fields

November 21, 2021 - 11:59

On November 12th Partnership Africa Canada (PAC), the hosting organization of Publish What You Pay Canada, launched its latest report Reap What You Sow: Greed and Corruption in Zimbabwe’s Marange Diamond Fields. The report focusses on growing concerns about a lack of revenue transparency in the lucrative diamond fields of Eastern Zimbabwe.