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Revenue Watch Institute Newsletter

March 4, 2022 - 17:32




US Senators Lugar and Cardin praise UK energy transparency initiative

March 4, 2022 - 17:28

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Dick Lugar (R-IN), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), commended the parliament of the United Kingdom for introduction of an Early Day Motion which urges the United Kingdom to consider legislation similar to the Energy Security Through Transparency Act (S.1700).

BBC's The World Tonight looks at the resource curse

January 21, 2022 - 18:17

On 19 January 2022 the BBC’s The World Tonight radio programme featured a section on the resource curse. Radhika Sarin, PWYP International Coordinator and Emmanuel Kuyole, RWI Africa Regional Coordinator were both interviewed.

Click 'play' to listen.

Jeune Afrique names Gilbert Maoundonodji as 2010 personality / Jeune Afrique désigne Gilbert Maoundonodji personnalité 2010

January 20, 2022 - 11:45

The PWYP Team would like to share with you the news that the Gilbert Maoundonodji has been named as one of Africa’s “100 personalities to impact 2010” by the weekly news magazine Jeune Afrique. Gilbert is a member of the Publish What You Pay/Publish What You Earn coalition in Chad. He is also a civil society representative on the international Board of the EITI.

Congratulations Gilbert!

Below is the write-up translated into English.


L‘équipe de PCQVP souhaite vous informer que Gilbert Maoundonodji a été désigné l’une des « 100 personnalités qui feront 2010 » en Afrique par l’hebdomadaire Jeune Afrique Magazine. Gilbert est membre de la coalition tchadienne Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez/Publiez Ce Que Vous Gagnez. Il est également un des représentants de la société civile au sein du Conseil international de l’ITIE.

Félicitations Gilbert!

Vous trouverez l’article ci-dessous.

Helsinki Commission Energy Transparency video

January 13, 2022 - 15:07

U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), and Co-Chairman Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) have just released a video promoting transparency in the energy sector. The video includes U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and experts Ian Gary, senior policy advisor for extractive industries with PWYP member Oxfam America, and Jonas Moberg, head of secretariat at EITI, speaking about how transparency in oil, gas and mining can empower citizens to hold governments accountable and gain benefit from their countries’ natural resource wealth.

Montreal Conference - media coverage

December 3, 2021 - 07:57

The PWYP International Conference last month was attended by accredited media from the press, television and radio. This included journalists from Radio Canada International, the Aboriginal People’s Television Channel, and The Canadian Press Agency.

We are collecting together articles and interviews conducted and generated as a result of the conference. They are availabe here:…

Harnessing Oil for Peace and Development in Uganda

September 18, 2021 - 14:53

A new report from International Alert which examines the potential of Uganda’s newly discovered oil reserves and recommends increased transparency and principled leadership to promote broad economic opportunities of oil discovery for peace and development in Uganda.

This discovery of oil, taking place within a context of a variety of tensions that exist on both sides of the DRC-Uganda border, represents a potential risk of conflict and presents a peacebuilding challenge for local communities, the government, priva

UPDATE - Niger arrests: one PWYP member released on bail; another remains in detention

August 27, 2021 - 16:35

Marie-Ange Kalenga


Rotab/PWYP Niger member Wada Maman was provisionally released yesterday evening but still faces charges of “participation in an unauthorized demonstration”, “damage to public buildings” and “destruction of private property”. Maman was arrested on 22 August by the Republican Guard in Niamey following a series of arrests of civil society activists in the wake of the deteriorating human rights and political situation in Niger.

PWYP International Conference 2009

August 12, 2021 - 19:32

Information on the PWYP International Conference taking place from November 16 – 18, 2009 in Montreal, Canada is now available on our website. You can also download a draft agenda and guidelines for participation.

PWYP Uganda coordinating organisation issues newsletter

July 22, 2022 - 14:58

PWYP Uganda’s coordinating organisation the Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) has issued a newsletter covering events and activities during the first quarter of 2009. A major component of AFIEGO’s work is its Extractive Industries Governance Programme for which it has carried out numerous activities this year with many more on the horizon.