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33 extractive companies agree to enhance tax transparency

24 July 2014
A stakeholders’ group said 33 mining, gas and oil companies have expressed their commitment to a transparent extractive industry by signing waivers that would allow the disclosure of their tax and royalty declarations to the government.

Oil: Experts query speedy award of contracts

24 July 2014
Some energy experts say they are worried over Parliament’s speedy passage and granting of contracts signed for the operation of oil blocks in Ghana.

Avoiding Resource Curse in Oil, Gas Sector

24 July 2014
Despite its riches in resources, a report by the World Bank shows that African mineral riches have done little to improve the lot of the poverty-stricken population. This begs a pertinent question, what went wrong with Africa?

Survey indicates fiscal indiscipline in states

24 July 2014
The financial statements of, and audit reports of states have revealed fiscal indiscipline, according to the Head, Technical Unit on Governance & Anti Corruption Reforms (TUGAR), Ms. Lilian Ekeanyanwu.
24 July 2014
Funcionarios del gobierno mexicano discuten implementacion del Estandar EITI
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PHL may not make it to EITI as mining firms sit on disclocures, says lead group

23 July 2014
Getting the Philippines on board a global coalition on extractive industries is proving to be quite a challenge especially when it comes to meeting international standards on reporting revenues, taxes and royalties.

NEITI: State Govts Misappropriating Public Funds with Dubious Laws

23 July 2014
A mapping and scoping survey of anti-corruption and governance measures in public finance management within Nigerian states has shown that state governments misuse public revenues accrued to their states through dubious and faulty public finance laws.

Tanzania: Why CSOs Must Be Involved in Monitoring Oil, Gas Sector

23 July 2014
As the oil and gas sector in East Africa continues booming, concerns among local communities about the impact of oil-gas and mining projects on their livelihoods are also increasing.

Council of the European Union Conclusions on the Great Lakes Region

23 July 2014
The Council adopted the following conclusions on the Great Lakes Region.

Azerbaijan forms EITI Audit Support Workgroup

23 July 2014
The Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) on implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Azerbaijan held a meeting yesterday.
Source: http://abc.az/

Vietnam: Resources sector needs oversight

23 July 2014
A demand to improve management of natural resources to stop its depletion and degradation was made at a seminar on boosting transparency in natural resources management, in Ha Noi last week.

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

23 July 2014
Publish What You Pay condemns the arrest of Ali Idrissa, ROTAB and PWYP Niger coordinator, taken from his home by Nigerien police at 04:00 am this morning. Ten other members of ROTAB were arrested later this morning.

Marginal Fields Bid Round - FG Kicks Against Discretionary Allocation

23 July 2014
Ahead of the forthcoming bid round on marginal fields which is aimed at boosting Nigeria's crude production , the Federal Government has been cautioned against awarding oil fields on discretionary basis to prospective investors.

Notice of Request for Tribal Nominees for the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee

23 July 2014
The U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered as Committee members and/or alternates to serve on the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee (Committee).

iPAD DRC Oil & Gas Forum Sponsor Perenco Rep Says "Win-Win Partnership" with DRC Government Essential in Oil & Gas Business

23 July 2014
Perenco Rep and Mioc General Manager Reza Mered says the company’s “win-win” partnership that it maintains with the DRC government is essential to achieve set growth targets.
18 July 2014
Indonesia’s 2010 and 2011 EITI Report reveals almost US $50m revenue from sector in 2011
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16 July 2014
Emma Irwin shares her insight about the EITI process in Myanmar and its evolution in the past two years.
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16 July 2014
"The DRC’s Compliant status: an opportunity to improve the governance of the extractive industries"
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