December 19th, 2012
For some time, we’ve been exploring new ways to talk about the need for transparency in the extractive sector. Communications in this field isn’t always the most obvious thing. It can be tricky to present a complex – and sometimes dry – subject in an engaging and accessible manner. Behind the jargon and the polysyllabic words lies a genuine – and exciting – fight for justice. How do we express the scale of what is at stake?
November 19th, 2012
For many developing countries, natural resource wealth offers a potential way out of persistant poverty. There are few places in the world where this is as true as Niger, a landlocked country with a per-capita GDP of just US$400. The country has substantial mining exports and potential oil reserves, but an opaque financial system empowers a corrupt and increasingly autocratic regime, and little wealth from natural resources has reached the people on the ground. Niger ranks 186th out of 187 countries on the UN Human Development Index.
November 9th, 2012
WASHINGTON DC - Global Financial Integrity (GFI) applauded the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today for denying the request (PDF) of industry groups to stay key oil, gas, and mining transparency rules pending a lawsuit.