An excellent film produced by Andrew Weir and Christopher Walker for Al Jazeera's People and Power series which looks at how revenues from Congo Brazzaville's natural resources have been spent on luxuries by the president's family despite most of the population living on less than a dollar a day. The film features PWYP campaigners Christian Mounzeo from Congo-based Rencontre pour la Paix et les Droits de l'Homme and Gavin Hayman from Global Witness.
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The Chad/Cameroon Alternative Research and Petrol Project Monitoring Group (Groupe de recherches alternatives et de monitoring du projet pétrole/Tchad-Cameroun) (GRAMPTC), has lodged a complaint with the World Bank on behalf of 25,220 farmers from 25 villages in Chad’s oil rich Doba region, citing human rights and environmental abuses resulting from the Chad Cameroon Oil Pipeline co-financed by the Inte
As part of an intense campaign by Intermón Oxfam and FRIDE the Spanish media has begun to engage with issues surrounding EITI and the resource curse. During the fourth EITI Global Conference in Doha, Qatar, on 16-18 February and at the World Bank’s Extractive Industries Week in Washington on 3-5 March, numerous articles appeared in the Spanish press.
Publish What You Pay applauds the efforts of Intermón Oxfam (a PWYP member) and FRIDE in raising the critical issue of transparency in the extractive industries with the Spanish government and the public in general.
À Washington : Ana Elisa Luna Barros (202) 473 2907
Washington – “La Banque manifeste sa préoccupation devant l’arrestation dans la République du Congo de deux représentants de la société civile, Brice Mackosso de la Commission Justice et Paix de l’Eglise Catholique et Christian Mounzeo, Président de la Rencontre pour la Paix et les Droits de l’Homme.
Africa is fast becoming a key supplier of oil to the United States. In a decade, nearly a quarter of all oil supplies will come from the region. As this report argues, despite this “oil boom” ordinary Africans will see no improvements to their lives so long as revenues continue to flow into governments lacking in transparency and accountability. This report addresses two key questions: How can Africa’s oil boom contribute to relieving poverty? What policy changes should be implemented to promote the management and allocation of oil revenues in a way that will benefit ordinary Africans?
Letter regarding the World Bank’s response to the Extractive Industries Review Final Report
Letter from PWYP representatives to Mr. Emmanuel Mbi, World Bank Director for the Greak Lakes Region, regarding the meeting of donors to Congo Brazzaville (Paris, 14 September 2004) and the World Bank press release on the participation of Congo Brazzaville in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiaitive.
We, the undersigned organizations, call for full transparency and disclosure of extractive industry (EI) revenue payments and receipts by companies, governments and international financial institutions, in countries of the global North and South. Moreover, we promote the transparency of contracts between extractive industry companies and host governments. Our objectives augment the international Publish What You Pay campaign.
Letter to the EIR Emminent Person Emil Salim regarding the EIR Final Report recommendation that the World Bank should “vigorously pursue” revenue transparency.
The Commission for Africa should endorse the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Publish What You Pay as approaches for tackling the problems associated with the extractive industries in Nigeria