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The UK joins EITI – a second chance to get it right?

Last week, the UK was accepted as a candidate country to EITI – in 18 months, British citizens should have a report that details how much money the government received from the extractive sector and how much companies paid. It’s a shame that the EITI wasn’t born in the 1970s before the oil revenues started […]

PWYP statement of support for Azerbaijan’s civil society

23 October 2014 The issue of Azerbaijan was high on the agenda of last week’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Board meeting in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, as the government’s repressions place the country’s EITI status in doubt. The civil society constituency on the EITI board was united in calling for Azerbaijan’s suspension from the initiative, […]

Claire Spoors

We need to deal with the systemic causes of poverty and inequality and the extractives sector is the obvious place to start. The extractives sector needs to be accountable, not just in terms of the use of its revenues but also regarding its impacts on human rights, the environment and society for instance. Transparency is […]

PWYP and OSIWA call for the immediate release of arrested activists in Niger

Update – All arrested activists were freed on Friday evening, but they will be summoned by a judge this week. We remain vigilant. The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and Publish What You Pay (PWYP) calls on the Nigerien authorities to immediately release ROTAB activists currently under detention and to cease the harassment […]

Arrest of PWYP Activist Ali Idrissa in Niger on day of President Hollande’s visit

Update 21/7 – All arrested activists were freed on Friday evening,but will be summoned by a judge this week. PWYP remains vigilant. Update 14:35 18/07 – Mr. Ali Idrissa was released earlier today, but he has been told that once Hollande’s visit is over, the authorities will come to pick him up and take him […]