PWYP Data Extractors programme – an overview (08/12/16)
Just a few years ago, it was unthinkable that big oil, gas and mining companies would make information about their finances and operations publicly available. Now, thanks in part to the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) campaign, extractive companies and governments are publishing that information.
The PWYP Data Extractors Programme is a global initiative which trains participants to uncover extractives data. It creates a network of activists who can in turn share their knowledge with local communities. Our goal is to enable citizens to help ensure natural resources are managed for the benefit of society as a whole.
PWYP’s grassroots members all over the world are now using that information to uncover the stories hidden behind the data and to answer important questions about the impact of extraction – economically and socially – on local people.
This brochure gives an overview of the programme and its potential impact.