2016 was a critical year for PWYP members to advance transparency and accountability in the extractive sector. The so-called “data revolution”, which is increasingly bringing financial information from extractive companies into the public domain, is enabling unprecedented scrutiny on revenues generated by oil, gas and mining operations. Our signature Data Extractors project trained members from across the world to access, analyse and use the revenue data being made available as a result of legislation passed in the EU, Norway and Canada. PWYP members are now increasingly using that information to uncover the stories hidden behind the data and to answer important questions about the economic and social impact of extraction on local communities.
Find out more about what we did in 2016 and our financial statements in our digital annual report.