Publication: Revenue Watch Institute

First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

One Man's Stand, and a Different Kind of Resource Curse

Last month, Ilya Ponomarev earned a place in history as the only one of 446 members of the Russian Duma to vote against making Crimea a part of Russia. But back in December, I had an interesting exchange with him during one of the sessions I was delivering ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

UK Oil, Gas, Mining Industry Agrees High Transparency Standards

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (C) stands with BP regional president North Sea Trevor Garlick (R) and offshore installation manager Mark Furness, during his visit to the BP Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) oil platform in the North Sea, around ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 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 - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 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 - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Fragile States Are Not a Ghetto Group of Countries

World Bank Africa Region Vice President Makhtar Diop (left) with African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka (middle) and UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Elliasson (right)The extraordinary pace of change across Africa has accelerated not only the ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 16 2014]
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

Taking Steppes: Mongolian Civil Society Leads the Way on EITI

Since the massive Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper mine opened in the Gobi Desert in 2010, billions of Mongolian tugrugs have poured into the government’s coffers in Ulaanbaatar. Rio Tinto, the Anglo-Australian majority owner of the mine, provides grants and ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - 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 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Sailing Into Troubled Waters

Flying the Cyrenaican flag“OIL IS our strength”, declares a billboard campaign launched by Libya’s oil ministry. The advertising is meant to foster national pride in a country still riven with regional and tribal faultlines three years after the ousting ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Transparency in Eurasia: Answering Frequently Asked Questions

In mismanaged economies, the path to government accountability and sustainability begins with transparency—but there is often resistance along the way. After all, power is at stake.Transparency within the extractive sector, specifically, is twice as challenging—first, ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 12 2014]
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]

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The Revenue Watch Institute-Natural Resource Charter and the ValeVale Columbia CenterCenter on Sustainable International Investment announce "The $3.5 Trillion Question: How to make natural resource funds work for citizens" , a panel discussion and launch of a significant report on sovereign wealth fund governance in natural resource-rich countries

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One Man's Stand, and a Different Kind of Resour... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 18 2014]
Myanmar: Rich in Opportunities for Better Extra... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 17 2014]
How to Spend It? [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 17 2014]
Fragile States Are Not a Ghetto Group of Countries [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 16 2014]
UK Oil, Gas, Mining Industry Agrees High Transp... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 16 2014]
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]
Tunisian Journalists Learn to Extract the Facts [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 14 2014]
Sailing Into Troubled Waters [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 12 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]
The UCCI Anti-Corruption Conference (Part III) [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 09 2014]
Natural Resource-Rich Countries Hampered by Sov... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 09 2014]
Job: Benefits Implementation Specialist (Tempor... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 08 2014]
Guinean Legislators Eye Natural Resource Govern... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 04 2014]
Counting Eritrea’s Losses and the Immediate Cha... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 01 2014]
Mexico’s Oil Belongs to Its Citizens, Not the G... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Apr 01 2014]
Tullow Pulls Back the Curtain [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Mar 26 2014]
Crony 2014: Drilling Down into The Economist's ... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Mar 26 2014]
RWI and VCC Announce Natural Resource Fund Rese... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Mar 20 2014]
RWI Guide to the EITI Standard Now Available [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Mar 19 2014]
Behold the 2014 Class of Nigeria National Confe... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Mar 19 2014]
Statement on Sentencing of Ilgar Mammadov in Az... [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Mar 19 2014]
Big Men Seek Black Gold on the Silver Screen [Published Revenue Watch Institute - Mar 14 2014]
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