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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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Study on Transparency in the Energy and Mining Sector in Tunisia

Tunisia has made good progress in transparency in its energy and mining sector, especially since 2016, the year when most oil and gas contracts and their addendums on exploration and prospecting were published. The publication came in implementation of the commitments of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2nd National Action Plan, via the energy and […]

The Iraqi Oil and Gas Contracts Guidebook

With the support of Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the Iraqi Alliance for Transparency in Extractive Industries (IATEI) has developed a guidebook on Iraqi oil and gas contracts signed by Iraq with foreign companies over five licensing rounds since 2009. Read the guidebook The significance of these contracts lay in the fact that they govern […]

Transition minerals could transform the DRC, but local communities must have their say

This op-ed has first been published on November 13, 2022 in the Independent – Uganda Transition minerals could transform the Democratic Republic of Congo, but local communities must have their say, writes Jean-Claude Katende, National Coordinator of Publish What You Pay Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo’s natural resources have been plundered at a terrible cost […]

EU legislation gives mandate to put the spotlight on oil, gas and mining companies in future European Sustainability Reporting Standards

Publish What You Pay reaction to the deal on the final text of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the global movement for open and accountable extractive industries, welcomes the guarantee and prioritisation of the development of specific disclosure standards for “high-risk sectors”, including oil, gas and mineral extraction, […]

Get ready for PWYP Global Assembly 2022 !

The 5th Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Global Assembly will take place as an online event from Monday, 27 to Thursday, 30 June.  Go to registration This Global Assembly is special. It marks the 20th anniversary of the Publish What You Pay campaign, launched in June 2002. Over the last 20 years, PWYP has become […]

Going beyond the bare minimum: Sustainability disclosures for oil, gas and mining companies in the CSRD

As the trilogue negotiations on the final text of  the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive progress, the Publish What You Pay Coalition (PWYP) calls on the negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council to give due attention to the business risks and environmental and social impacts associated with oil, gas and mining companies.  Download our […]