2016 is an historic year for transparency advocates and data geeks alike. After fourteen years of
campaigning by the global Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalition, laws requiring oil, gas and mining
companies to publicly disclose project-level payments to governments for access to natural resources are
now in force in over 30 countries.
There are two types of disclosures. One is disclosure for the sake of transparency, while the other is
disclosure that actually works for the people it is intended to help. Ensuring the latter is the philosophy
Bantay Kita has applied to its engagement with natural resources data. Read more…
The Aleph search tool, built and maintained by OpenOil, is a vast database of public documents filed by
oil, gas, and mining companies in some of the biggest legal jurisdictions in the world. Aleph gives us
access to millions of documents all in one place that we can search by content, but finding the exact
information we want can seem intimidating.
is an open-source repository of data on oil, gas and mining projects across the world. It provides a
platform to collect, display, download and search extractive project information using open data. Read more…