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PWYP France was the first national PWYP coalition, launched in 2003. Much of its work has focused on extractive transparency at EU level, with the coalition playing an important role in the introduction of mandatory disclosure rules in the EU. Following adoption of the Transparency and Accounting Directives in 2013, obliging EU-listed and registered companies to disclose their payments to governments, PWYP France engaged with the French government for the directives’ swift and effective implementation. The coalition also works on issues of tax justice and has forged strong partnerships with the movement in Francophone Africa. It has worked closely with coalitions in Senegal and Niger to conduct research projects.

French coalition member Oxfam France supported PWYP Niger’s campaign for a fair deal when Niger renegotiated extraction of its uranium with French nuclear giant Orano (formerly Areva). The analysis of the contract renegotiation concluded that Niger was losing out to Areva, despite what was announced as a “win-win deal”.

PWYP France has forged strong partnerships with the movement in Francophone Africa, working closely with coalitions in Senegal and Niger to conduct research projects and help members access international platforms

Member organisations

CARE France external website link >
Comité Catholique Contre la Faim et pour le Développement (CCFD) - Terre Solidaire external website link >
Défi Michée external website link >
FIDH – Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l’Homme external website link >
Info Birmanie external website link >
Justice et Paix - France external website link >
Les Amis de la Terre France external website link >
ONE France external website link >
Oxfam France external website link >
Partenia 2000 external website link >
Secours Catholique Caritas France external website link >
Sherpa external website link >
Survie external website link >
Transparency International France external website link >

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Exploring the effectiveness of EU law concerning payments to governments reports

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Beyond Transparency Investigating The New Extractive Industry Disclosures

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Improving transparency in the European Union’s oil, gas and mining sectors

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Case study: Sapin II: a very opaque transparency bill in France

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After well over a decade-and-a-half of campaigning by the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) anti-corruption movement, oil, gas and mining companies are starting to report payments to governments under long-awaited mandatory disclosure rules. By 2019 an estimated 84% or more of the world’s 100 largest oil and gas companies, and at least 58% of the…

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