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.
Civic space: a ground-breaking road map for addressing threats to civic space in the extractive sector PWYP’s Strategic Framework on civic space for 2020-2022 provides a road map for addressing threats to civic space in the extractive sector, in particular those faced by PWYP members. Natural resource activists campaigning against the harmful impact of extraction,…Read Download
Impact story: Hadja Aicha Barry and Sayon Bérété - Two women inspiring others with their commitment to the governance of natural resources Like most African nations, Guinea is a country marked by gender inequalities. Life in society is heavily dominated by men, while women generally have less room for manoeuvre in terms of decision-making, both…Read Download
Impact story Burkina Faso’s political and legal framework is conducive to women’s full participation in socio-economic development. The national “Gender” policy, adopted in 2009, is the main point of reference for promoting equal opportunities for men and women. This policy formed the basis for a guide to mainstreaming gender issues in sectoral policies: in practice,…Read Download
Lessons learned from Publish What You Pay Established in 2002, the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) movement is widespread across Africa, with nearly 30 active national coalitions working on natural resource governance. The African continent is known for its abundant natural resources, but also for its shortcomings in relation to governance and transparency in managing…Read Download
This Operational Plan lays out what the PWYP Secretariat is planning to prioritise in the period 2020 to 2022 to implement PWYP’s ambitious global strategy, Vision 2025: A People-centred Agenda for the Extractive Sector. The Plan also identifies what PWYP members and partners can expect of the Secretariat over that period. PWYP is in a…Read Download