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.
Story of Change In 2015, following an intensive campaign by civil society, the Government of Burkina Faso adopted a new mining code requiring mining companies to pay 1 per cent of their gross revenues to a community development fund. By July 2019, more than 12 billion Central African Francs (CFA), around US$20 million, had been…Read Download
Story of Change Two herdswomen living near the River Tuul complained to local authorities about gravel mining that was creating dust, causing villagers ill health and preventing them from farming. Receiving no satisfactory response, the women began to organise villagers to protest, and with the help of PWYP Mongolia (the TAN Coalition) they formed an…Read Download
Tracing progress towards revenue transparency and revenue sharing in the Zimbabwe extractives sector 2013-2019 The advocacy campaign by Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Zimbabwe aiming to influence mining revenue transparency and benefit sharing in the extractives sector in Zimbabwe is the focus of this case study. PWYP Zimbabwe was created in 2011, coincidentally this same year the Government of…Read Download
Sharing African mining sector profits impact of mining reform The purpose of this case study is to share the work carried out by the PWYP coalition in Cameroon, as well as its member organisations, on the issue of profit sharing in the mining sector over the last decade. For each of the actions taken, a reminder…Read Download
The 1% gold revenue campaign - a benefit sharing campaign by PWYP Burkina Faso The Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalition has undertaken studies of its members’ advocacy campaigns at the national level to improve the redistribution of revenue from the mining sector. It is primarily an exercise in reflection and self-evaluation. Burkina Faso is…Read Download