Contracts confidential: Ending secret deals in the Extractive Industries

Published Date: 
September, 2009
Publisher: 
Revenue Watch Institute

This report by RW aims at encouraging dialogue between industry, governments, investors, banks and civil society about disclosure and confidentiality regarding contracts in the extractive sector.

The report argues that contract transparency is critical for natural resource management and for fair negotiations between governments and companies.

EITI—Beyond the Basics

Published Date: 
December, 2008
Publisher: 
Revenue Watch Institute

By Sefton Darby, The Revenue Watch Institute, December 2008. 

Available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. 

Since its launch in 2002, the of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has become an important platform for change, helping countries that adopt even its minimum requirements to build greater transparency and accountability. Implementing countries have taken very different approaches to adopting the initiative, allowing each nation to shape its own process according to its needs. Revenue Watch is proud to introduce our new report,

EITI: The Case for Company-by-Company Reporting

Published Date: 
July, 2009
Publisher: 
Revenue Watch Institute

By Sefton Darby, Revenue Watch Institute, June 2009.

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Since the inception of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the reporting method for company payments to governments has been one of the most contentious issues, specifically, whether disclosures should be made on a disaggregated, company-by-company basis or in aggregated form, without company-specific breakdowns.  In this Revenue Watch report, author Sefton Darby lays out the most common arguments for an aggregated reporting standard,