PWYP-US coalition strategy 2020-2022

In November 2020, the PWYP-US coalition formally adopted a new coalition strategy to guide our work over the next two year period. This strategy will be used to guide our campaigns and advocacy during this time. We look forward to working more with partners and allies in this effort. Please find the full strategy and summary version here and get…

Why is Niger still losing out to Areva?

In 2014, Niger announced it had successfully renegotiated uranium extraction contracts with French state-owned company Areva to secure a greater share of the wealth deriving from their uranium resources. Three years later, an analysis carried out by Oxfam based on data released by Areva calls into question the benefits for Niger in the contract renegotiation. This analysis was carried out…

How Zimbabweans persuaded diamond companies and government to listen

The following excerpt is from an article that was published on the Publish What You Pay International Secretariat site on August 31, 2017. Read the full post. Advocacy backed by data In November, Mukasri Sibanda traveled to Jakarta to join the inaugural ranks of our “Data Extractors” — individual members trained in the technical art of identifying, obtaining and analysing…

Is the United States getting a good deal on its natural resources? A taxing question

The following case study is part of the Publish What You Pay International Secretariat’sData Extractors program, a global initiative that trains Publish What You Pay members and activists around the world to put extractives data to use to fight for a more open and accountable natural resource sector. Is the United States getting a good deal on its natural resources?…

Interior Inspector General Misses Chance to Help Save USEITI

IG Report Ignores Industry Actions and Process Challenges That Threaten Transparency Initiative On June 7 and 8, the U.S. Department of the Interior was to host the twentieth meeting of a multi-stakeholder group (MSG) focused on increasing transparency in this country’s oil and mining sector through implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Standard. Those meetings did not happen….