Revenue Watch Institute

Type: Organization
Name: Revenue Watch Institute
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Myanmar: Rich in Opportunities for Better Extractive Governance

Recently I started as the Revenue Watch Institute – Natural Resource Charter’s (RWI-NRC) first Myanmar-based staff member. The extractive industries feature prominently in my country’s potential economic development. Oil and gas have together been the ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - 1 hour ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

How to Spend It?

Codelco, Chile’s state-owned copper company, reports that it needs more than $20 billion for structural projects over the next decade. According to the country’s finance minister, Chile’s natural resource funds, otherwise known as sovereign wealth funds, ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - 9 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Subnational Revenues: Taking Lessons Home to Malaysia

For three days in March, I took part in a training conducted by the Revenue Watch Institute – Natural Resource Charter (RWI-NRC) on subnational governance of the extractive sector. To attend, I travelled from Malaysia to Bogor, Indonesia, which is home ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

The Wealth Beneath Their Feet: Helping Communities in Southeast Asia to Benefit from Extraction

Most southeast Asian countries operate relatively well developed extractive sectors. However, at the local level, significant knowledge asymmetries remain between companies on the one hand and civil society on the other, with municipal and provincial ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Extractive industries: will they ever publish what they pay?

Ramesh Agrawal, a small-town internet café owner in central India, never intended to become a campaigner. But his home state of Chhattisgarh is home to almost one fifth of the country's coal reserves.The loss of land and consequent pollution that coal ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Government should not focus more on taxing mining firms

Government should not focus mostly on taxing and taking royalties from mining firms in the country but rather start thinking holistically about other benefits that the extraction of minerals and its related and dependent activities bring to the development ... [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Tunisian Journalists Learn to Extract the Facts

The Tunisian revolution of 2011 brought about an unprecedented boost for freedom of speech in the North African country. More than ever, the media gained significant leeway to fulfil its watchdog role; more than ever, journalists are able to publicize ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Ghana must utilize mining revenue well

Accra , April 13, GNA - The Ghana Chamber of Mines said the fallen gold prices on the world market required that the country utilized its mineral revenue in a manner that yielded the best returns both at the national and sub-national level.Speaking at ... [Published Ghana News Agency - Apr 13 2014]
Entities: Mining, Ghana, Accra, Mines
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

The $3.5 Trillion Question: How to Make Natural Resource Funds Work for Citizens

Just months after Kenya discovered commercial oil in 2012, the government called for the establishment of a natural resource fund (a kind of sovereign wealth fund) to save oil revenues for future generations. Yet Kenya is a country where over 60 percent ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

UGANDA TO APPLY GLOBAL TRANSPARENCY MEASURES ON OIL SECTOR

By Gerald TenywaKAMPALA, April 11 (NNN- NEW VISION) -- Uganda is set to apply the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on its oil sector in order to promote good governance and management as it builds the oil industry, says State Minister ... [Published NAM News Network - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Natural Resource-Rich Countries Hampered by Sovereign Wealth Fund Opacity and Mismanagement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew report shows glaring shortfalls in governance of revenues from oil, gas and mining; prescribes key measures to close critical gapsNEW YORK and LONDON, 8 April 2014—Measures to improve transparency and governance of many natural ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Pensplusbytes, RWI organise roundtable for journalists into extractive industries

Hohoe, April 2, GNA - International Institute of ICT Journalism - Penplusbytes. in partnership with Revenue Watch Institute Natural Resource Charter (RWI-NRC) will on Thursday organise a roundtable for 32 journalists and editors in a training programme ... [Published Ghana News Agency - Apr 02 2014]

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...and other pro-transparency groups to craft a legislative proposal that would require the publication of all payments over CAD$100,000 (£55,000). "We saw it happening through Dodd-Frank and the EU directive [so] it's a bit of seeing the writing on the wall" , says Ben Chalmers, vice-president for sustainable development
"But we long ago passed the golden middle," he said. "This strategy of financing a bloated state sector with $100-a-barrel oil at full production can't and won't last forever."
The Consultation Paper expressly states that "payments to Aboriginal entities by extractive companies would also be captured by the reporting standards, including relevant payments in Impact Benefit Agreements." In this respect, the reporting standards proposed by Canada are a significant departure from the U S and EU standards and, as a result, government  risks...

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Myanmar: Rich in Opportunities for Better Extra... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - 1 hour ago]
How to Spend It? [Published Revenue Watch Institute - 9 hours ago]
Subnational Revenues: Taking Lessons Home to Ma... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 16 2014]
The Wealth Beneath Their Feet: Helping Communit... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 15 2014]
Taking Steppes: Mongolian Civil Society Leads t... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 15 2014]
Extractive industries: will they ever publish w... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 15 2014]
Government should not focus more on taxing mi... [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 15 2014]
Tunisian Journalists Learn to Extract the Facts [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 14 2014]
Unqualified success of LIRS [Published Business Day Nigeria - Apr 14 2014]
Ghana must utilize mining revenue well [Published Ghana News Agency - Apr 13 2014]
Transparency in Eurasia: Answering Frequently A... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 12 2014]
The $3.5 Trillion Question: How to Make Natural... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 11 2014]
UGANDA TO APPLY GLOBAL TRANSPARENCY MEASURES ON... [Published NAM News Network - Apr 11 2014]
Mandatory reporting standards for payments by e... [Published Dentons - Apr 10 2014]
Natural Resource-Rich Countries Hampered by Sov... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 09 2014]
Natural resource funds: good, bad, ugly -report [Published TrustMedia - Apr 08 2014]
Job: Benefits Implementation Specialist (Tempor... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 08 2014]
Greater than the sum of its parts: working towa... [Published Publish What You Pay - Apr 07 2014]
Present petroleum exploration, production bill ... [Published Graphic Ghana - Apr 07 2014]
Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for refo... [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 06 2014]
Six Regions Identified With Potential Oil Deposit [Published Peace FM - Apr 04 2014]
Tanzania mineral sector losing up to USD 80 mil... [Published IPP Media - Apr 04 2014]
Guinean Legislators Eye Natural Resource Govern... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 04 2014]
Article :: Canada Confirms Plans to Extend Mand... [Published McCarthy Tetrault - Apr 03 2014]
Pensplusbytes, RWI organise roundtable for jour... [Published Ghana News Agency - Apr 02 2014]
Press Release: IMF to Hold Full-Day Seminar on ... [Published IMF - Apr 01 2014]
Chief Secretary Sefue to chair local content meet [Published IPP Media - Apr 01 2014]
Penplusbytes Holds Media Dialogue On Extractive... [Published Spy Ghana - Apr 01 2014]
RWI Guide to the EITI Standard Now Available [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Mar 19 2014]
Statement on Sentencing of Ilgar Mammadov in Az... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Mar 19 2014]
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