Taxes paid by oil, gas and mining companies are an important potential source of government revenue, which can be used to reduce poverty, boost development and provide basic social services such as health care and education. But tax avoidance or evasion schemes, offshore secrecy and government tax breaks to attract investment all divert potential revenues, undermining fulfilment of people’s rights to services and livelihoods.
PWYP calls for tax justice so revenues from extraction can be used to boost development, via measures such as registers of beneficial owners and companies publishing their payments to individual country governments. With our members and partners, we work to ensure that EITI reports provide detailed information on fiscal regimes and tax payments by extractive companies, so the data can be reconciled with other sources – such as alternative reports, journalist investigations and supreme audit institutions – to provide real fiscal transparency.
State-owned companies are key actors in the management of extractive resources in many producing countries, especially when their mission is to sell the State’s share of oil. In many cases, however, these structures are very much influenced by the political game and do not transparently with regard to such factors as selling price, income received,…Read Download
Myanmar is the world’s leading producer of jade, a green hued gemstone that can be worth up to millions of dollars per kilogram. The main market in the world for jade is China, where it has traditionally been highly valued and associated with royalty. Right on China’s southern border is Myanmar’s Kachin state, where the…Read Download
Onodo was created in 2015 by the Spanish civil societal organisation Civio. Its goal is to visualise complex networks and to support your story-telling. Because Onodo is easy to use, the target audience does not need any technical knowledge to construct a network visualization. You can use Onodo to visualize company ownership networks to better…Read Download
Publish What You Pay is working on a Global Strategy which will serve to guide the movement from 2020-25. As part of this process we are reflecting on key questions facing the movement, through Think Pieces and webinars which will raise some key questions from the piece. Find out more about the PWYP Global Strategy…Read Download
On the 14 December 2015, Solwezi Municipal Council passed a resolution to “enhance service provision to communities affected by mining activities”. This resolution followed a proposal to invest property rates collected by the council from mining companies within mining host communities. It is against this backdrop that YAD working with Publish What You Pay Zambia…Read Download