Revenue Transparency

PWYP was founded to campaign for oil, gas and mining companies to publish their payments to governments (such as licence fees, royalties and taxes), and for governments to be transparent about the revenues they receive.

What we do?

PWYP was founded to campaign for oil, gas and mining companies to publish their payments to governments (such as licence fees, royalties and taxes), and for governments to be transparent about the revenues they receive. This is also the basis of EITI reporting. With greater transparency, civil society can scrutinise transactions, question suspicious payments and judge whether extraction projects are beneficial to the wider public.

Beyond comprehensive EITI reporting, PWYP also supports the passing of national laws that require companies to disclose their payments to government (“mandatory disclosure”). In 2017 alone, mandatory disclosure laws in Canada, the EU and Norway resulted in more than 500 publicly available “payments to governments” reports (up from around 100). This means civil society can start to see what’s really going on in each country’s extractive sector.

Who is working on this?

You’ll find the members engaging on this area of work here.

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PWYP Data Extractors Programme Evaluation Report

This is a report of the findings from a learning focused evaluation of Publish What You Pay’s (PWYP) innovative Data Extractors’ (DE) programme. The programme, supported by the Omidyar Network, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Oxfam Denmark, was a direct response to the publication of the first mandatory disclosure (‘payments to governments’) reports…

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Draft EITI constituency guidelines for civil society

The members of the EITI Association (Article 7.2) are organised in three constituencies (Article 5.2): governments, companies and civil society. Constituencies decide on their rules governing appointment of Members (Article 5.3) and nominate Board members and their alternates for the Members’ Meeting to elect (Article 8.1(ii)). The EITI Board agreed on the guidance and principles…

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Towards Transparency

‘Towards Transparency’ looks at what the industry and geographical scope of the ALP policy the impacts the introduction of this legislation would have for transparency and accountability in Australia and globally. The report finds that of the 802 companies listed on the ASX who are involved in commercial production in the mining, oil, and gas…

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Exploring the effectiveness of EU law concerning payments to governments reports

The European Union’s (EU) requirements for country-by-country reporting of payments to governments by oil, gas and mining (extractive) and forestry companies consist of the Accounting Directive’s Chapter 10 provisions and the equivalent provisions of the Transparency Directive (collectively ‘the Directives’). The provisions require in-scope companies in the extractive and forestry sectors to publicly report details…

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Leveraging the EITI for reform in oil, gas and mining governance: A Guide for Civil Society

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…

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