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Timor-Leste should publish its 2012 EITI Report with disaggregated template

Core Group Transparency (CGT) is a coalition of Timor-Leste civil society organizations established in 2005, working to promote transparency in Timor-Leste.

In 2012, Timor-Leste published its 2010 and 2011 EITI Reports after the Timor-Leste-Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative Multi Stakeholder Group (TL-EITI MSG), especially the Civil Society and the Government representatives, agreed on a template for disaggregated reporting, even though the oil companies disagreed with it.

What needs to be done in order for Ugandans to benefit from their oil?

April 23, 2014 - 16:05

This article is by Rukiya Makuma from Global Rights Alert. Global Rights Alert is the coordinating civil society organisation for PWYP Uganda.

United States becomes an EITI candidate country: A look at the road ahead

April 16, 2014 - 12:02

On March 19, the United States joined a group of more than 40 countries committed to improving natural resources transparency when the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) international board approved the U.S. candidacy application. The application was a collaboration over one year in the making, among the civil society, government, and industry sectors.

Civil society urges SEC to reissue a strong rule on extractive industries payment disclosure

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500 groups from 40 countries urge the US to maintain leadership on transparency in oil, gas and mining

In a letter submitted today to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White, more than 500 civil society organizations from 40 countries urged the commission to swiftly reissue a strong implementing rule for Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Civil society around the world calls on the SEC to reissue strong oil, gas & mining transparency rule

544 PWYP members from around the world wrote to the SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, urging the Commission to reissue a strong implementing rule for Dodd-Frank 1504. You can view the letter - with all its signees - in PDF. 

 

The Honorable Mary Jo White

Chair

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street NE

Washington, DC 20549-1090

Monday, 14 April 2014

 

Extracting gold in Kyrgyzstan - blessing or curse?

April 10, 2014 - 15:41

 

With proven reserves worth $52 billion, Kumtor is one of the biggest gold mines in Central Asia, contributing 10% to the nation’s GDP. This great national treasure should be seen as a blessing to the Kyrgyz nation,so how did it become a curse?

PWYP Zimbabwe calls for transparency of corporate social investment projects

UNKI hands over US$550,000 Irrigation Scheme as ZELA Calls for Mining Companies’ Corporate Social Investment Projects to Embody the ‘Publish What You Pay’ Principle

AngloAmerican owned Unki Platinum Mine,operating in the Shurugwi’s  Tongogara District in the Midlands Province handed over a US$550,000 irrigation scheme to community members in Ward 17 in Chironde village.

The scheme, named Shungudzevhu, was handed over to the community members at an official ceremony on the 4th of April 2014.

What can transparency bring to Papua New Guinea?

April 9, 2014 - 12:49

 

It is the country with the most languages in the world, one of the highest numbers of different ethnic groups and also home to the world’s only poisonous bird. Papua New Guinea is rich in culture, rich in biodiversity and also happens to be very rich in natural resources.

Greater than the sum of its parts: working towards a regional advocacy strategy in Asia-Pacific

April 7, 2014 - 15:21

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