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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.


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 […]

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 […]

Mining Indaba 2024: What We Want

  At the 2024 Mining Indaba happening in Cape Town from 5 to 8 February, PWYP members advocate for African leaders to ensure that transition minerals bring genuine prosperity and development of the continent. Any commitment or deal made during those four days and beyond should ensure people and communities’ best interest. Read more: Recommendations […]

Unfinished Business: Contract Transparency in EITI

Oxfam, NRGI and PWYP are excited to share the report Unfinished Business: Contract Transparency in The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, written by Aubrey Menard from Oxfam America and Rob Pitman from NRGI. The report was published at the EITI conference in Senegal in June 2023. Since 2021, EITI implementing countries have been required to disclose the […]

Serious concerns over Azerbaijan hosting COP29 while it continues to detain prominent critic of its corrupt fossil fuel industry

9 December 2023 – Azerbaijan’s abysmal record of cracking down on peaceful civil society – including the continued detention of academic and activist, Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu – raises serious concerns about the country’s suitability to host a global event such as COP29, where building consensus to negotiate the deals the world’s survival requires is imperative, […]

A Partnership of Equals?

A Partnership of Equals? How to strengthen the EU’s Critical Raw Materials Strategic Partnerships The European Union’s (EU) Critical Raw Minerals Act (CRMA) is an important part of the bloc’s attempt to address the challenges of securing sustainable access to Critical Raw Materials (CRM). The aim is to reduce dependency on single third-country suppliers and promote circularity […]

Chevron Deserts the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Remaining Companies Must Step Up

This article was originally published by the Natural Resource Governance Institute on October 17th.  International oil, gas and mining companies have a responsibility to adhere to the highest expectations of the transparency and accountability mechanisms in which they participate. The energy transition requires that mining, oil and gas companies embrace transparency—not run away from it. […]

Statement to demand the release of Gubad Ibadoghlu

We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the continued imprisonment of Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu. We demand that the Government of Azerbaijan immediately release Dr. Ibadoghlu, and call on companies and international institutions with links to Azerbaijan to use their leverage to ensure he is treated humanely and released immediately.  Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu is a […]

Publish Your Plans

“Publish Your Plans: The Disclosures Needed to Support a Managed Decline of Oil and Gas Production and an Informed Energy Transition” – a new handbook published by PWYP USA provides advocates and activists key information on what oil and gas companies should be disclosing in their energy transition plans. It introduces and clarifies the concepts […]

Sign the Statement for the release of Gubad Ibadoghlu

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is calling for the immediate release of Gubad Ibadoghlu, a prominent economist and a member of PWYP Azerbaijan coalition, who was violently detained on the 29th of July 2023. We have received distressing news that his detention has been extended for another three months, until May 20th. This extension now […]