News and resources

Explore our publications on a wide range of topics, to find the powerful facts, stories and approaches that underpin our work to make the extractive industry more open, accountable and participatory.


Gubad Granted House Arrest

On the 22nd of April 2024, Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu’s was granted house arrest, marking a significant step forward in his case. While this development allows him to receive essential medical care, it’s important to note that he remains conditionally imprisoned and confined to Baku.  As a brief background, Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu was violently detained on […]

“More than the sum of our parts”: rethinking coalitions as part of a stronger movement

A blog by Nick Martlew This blog is part of a series commissioned by PWYP’s strategy sub-committee (made up of members of PWYP’s Global Council, Africa Steering Committee and Board). The proposals and positions of each guest author are not endorsed by PWYP; rather they have been invited to share them in order to prompt […]

2024 PWYP National Coordinators Survey

National Coordinators from 34 countries responded to our survey that took place during January and February this year, describing the progress that their PWYP coalitions made towards PWYP’s strategic goals.  The annual survey asks National Coordinators to give feedback on the advocacy progress made by their coalitions in the past 12 months. While covering a […]

Ketakandriana Rafitoson appointed next Executive Director of Publish What You Pay

After a global search, the Publish What You Pay Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Ketakandriana Rafitoson will be the next executive director of Publish What You Pay (PWYP).  Ketakandriana (“Ke”) is a respected political scientist, researcher, activist, and human rights defender. She is currently coordinator of PWYP Madagascar and Executive Director of Transparency […]

Common Ground – A collective starting point for developing PWYP’s next global strategy

Download the paper This document presents an overview of the big questions and themes relating to natural resource extraction and governance today. It draws on research commissioned jointly by NRGI and Publish What You Pay, which combined desk research with over 30 interviews with experts from fields including political economy, climate policy, finance, the extractive […]

Our Shared Inheritance of Natural Resources

A blog by Simon Taylor, Saswati Swetlena, Mike McCormack, Patrick Bond and Rahul Basu. This blog is part of a series commissioned by PWYP’s strategy sub-committee (made up of members of PWYP’s Global Council, Africa Steering Committee and Board). The proposals and positions of each guest author are not endorsed by PWYP; rather they have been invited […]

It’s our right to know local mining plans – our future is at stake

By Sherly Siahaan, community representative We won’t give up our fight to access the hidden permit to mine our lands Sometimes it’s called a tin mine, other times, a diamond mine. When I was a girl, people said there was gold here. But now a mining company has arrived, and we don’t even know what […]

Message from Gubad to PWYP

We received a message from Gubad sent to all PWYP members via his lawyers highlighting the impact PWYP’s solidarity is having on him: Dear beloved PWYP, Greetings from Baku pre-trial centre (dungeon)! I have always been proud of my membership in the PWYP family, which I joined in 2003. Even though I have never had […]

#DiscloseTheDeal briefing: coalitions experiences and lessons learned

PWYP has just released Two years into the PWYP #DisclosetheDeal campaign – Sharing experiences and lessons report. It highlights successful strategies developed by our coalitions in Ukraine, Mexico, Indonesia, Mali, Mongolia and Tunisia to advocate for contract disclosure. Overall trends and lessons learned are also presented.

Contract transparency digital tracker

Our online tracking tool quickly shows how EITI countries are performing against four key metrics related to contract transparency. Where PWYP members are campaigning on contract disclosure in a country, it also shows their current campaign objectives. We encourage you to use and share this tool to anyone interested in understanding how EITI countries are doing on […]

Unearthing Transition Mineral Accountability in the Philippines: At the Intersection of the Climate Crisis, Energy Transition Landscapes & Extractive Industries

Download the report The current and looming effects of climate catastrophe have brought about paradigm shifts in how societies across the world operate. Global leaders and international institutions have focused on energy transitions, from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, as among the primary solutions to addressing the climate crisis. However, renewable technologies require increasingly […]

Videos: Alternative Mining Indaba 2024

PWYP delegates participated in a panel discussion at the Alternative Mining Indaba 2024, sharing valuable insights on amplifying community and marginalised voices amidst the rush for minerals. They emphasised the importance of hearing and addressing Africa’s needs. Here, you’ll find three video excerpts showcasing their contributions to the dialogue. Adam Anthony, Chair of the PWYP […]