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…

How to combat government censorship and protect data: automate downloading documents from a website

This post also appears on www.ExtractAFact.org A change in government often brings significant shifts in policy. Major initiatives taken up by a previous administration can be slowed or reversed, and information that was once publicly available may be taken down or censored. The White House webpage provides some clear examples of this phenomenon. Following the inauguration this past January, press…

Global Witness – Minerals and Conflict Fact Sheet

Mining in fragile states increases the likelihood of violent insurgencies and increases their duration and intensity. Poor governance means that natural resource revenue that could be used to reduce aid dependency and fund development often fuels corruption and weakens governments instead. Driving greater accountability and transparency is important not just as a humanitarian concern, but for the national security of…

Global Witness – Oil and Conflict Fact Sheet

Oil production in fragile states increases the likelihood of violent insurgencies and increases their duration and intensity, while oil revenue that could be used to reduce aid dependency and fund development often fuels corruption and weakens governments instead. Driving greater accountability and transparency is important not just as a humanitarian concern, but for the national security of the United States…

Myth Busting: The Truth About the Cardin-Lugar Anti-Corruption Provision

The Cardin-Lugar provision is a landmark piece of bipartisan legislation. The final anti- corruption rule implementing the Cardin-Lugar provision passed by the SEC in June 2016 significantly advances international efforts to curb corruption and has been applauded by investors, companies and governments around the world. However, a great deal of misinformation has been spread about the rule. Below you will…

Senate and Investor Champions of Section 1504 React to Strong SEC Final Rule

Champions of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act react to the release of the Security and Exchange Commission’s Final Rule. “Today is a watershed moment as the United States reclaims its position as a leader in the effort to increase global accountability and transparency. This final rule will enable citizens and local civil society organizations to hold government leaders accountable…