With more than 700 members in over 50 countries, PWYP’s strength comes from our ability to coordinate action nationally and globally. We share our diverse experiences and work together across borders to maximise our collective impact.
We help members work together effectively over issues that span multiple countries – such as tax evasion or the environmental impacts of extractive projects. This is critical, as the extractive sector within most countries has a significant international dimension. By working together, we strengthen our collective impact and effectiveness to advocate for the changes we want. Our global connections help us be flexible as we navigate the politically complex and unpredictable path towards an open, responsive and accountable extractive sector.
Publish What You Pay aligns its Open Data Position with the Open Definition, which can be summed up in the statement: Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose (subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness) PWYP offers this Open Data position for its coalitions to use…Read Download
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) stands or falls on the strength of its civil society component. Only with well-coordinated, inclusive and influential civil society participation will EITI reports inform public debate and lead to improved governance in the extractive sector. Civil society input underpins success throughout the EITI process, from consulting communities affected by…Read Download
Setting out who Publish What You Pay is, the issues we face, what we want to achieve, what we do and where we work.Read Download
2016 was a critical year for PWYP members to advance transparency and accountability in the extractive sector. The so-called “data revolution”, which is increasingly bringing financial information from extractive companies into the public domain, is enabling unprecedented scrutiny on revenues generated by oil, gas and mining operations. Our signature Data Extractors project trained members from…Read
The need for this pilot stemmed from the realisation that calls by CSOs and CBOs for improved transparency and accountability in the management of mineral wealth tends to generally overshadow the use of available data to demand accountability. There was also the realisation that publicly available data from local sources, such as local government budgets…Read Download