A key goal for PWYP since its inception has been to see mandatory revenue disclosures adopted alongside the voluntary EITI. Thanks in part to PWYP’s collective efforts, there are now regulations in the EU, Norway and Canada, as well as laws underway in a number of countries through which listed and registered companies publish their payments to governments for every country and for every project.

As a result, in 2016, company after company in the EU will be releasing extractive country and project data. To build on these recent great developments, Omidyar Network is supporting PWYP to use the vast amounts of data obtained through mandatory disclosures in a meaningful way. For citizens and CSOs to truly benefit from the data wave that’s about to hit us, we need to know where to look for what in these vast amounts of data. We need to become data experts.

To this end we are running a one-year Data Extractors programme for our coalitions in both home and host countries of extractive companies that are subject to mandatory disclosures. Over the course of a year the PWYP Data Extractors from France, Indonesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Niger, The Philippines, UK, US, Zambia and Zimbabwe will be working with each other to use the data through peer learning, twinning approaches, mentoring, workshops and case studies that will benefit the national PWYP coalitions.

Find out more about the PWYP Data Extractors by clicking here.