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Muddling Through in Mauritania: The Long, Long Road From Revenue Transparency to Government Accountability

Till Bruckner | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

What do iron and fish have in common? Answer: Mauritania, a largely desert country of less than four million people in north-western Africa, is immens...

Might U.K., U.S. Exhibit Leadership in Addressing State Capture and Legal (as Well as Illegal) Corruption?

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Daniel_Kaufmann

The leaked information in the Panama Papers from the law firm Mossack Fonseca have captured the headlines, placed Panama in the limelight, and provide...

Fighting Corruption in Mauritania's Iron, Gold, Oil and Fisheries Sectors

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

Ba Papa Amadou has played a leading role in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Mauritania for over eight years.

Greenpeace Calls for End of Private Fishing Deals in West Africa, Questions E.U. Food Security Claims

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Till Bruckner

Lawlessness at sea is a hot topic this summer, with the New York Times running an investigative series on the issue and the nascent Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) beginning to pick up steam. Two experts from Greenpeace connected the dots for me and explained why we should care.

Transparency Advocate: Mauritania's Fishing Sector Still Opaque

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.30.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

I recently spoke with Ba Aliou Coulibaly to learn more about Mauritania's fishy politics, the links between national and international corruption, and transparency in the fisheries sector.

Europe's Map Is Redrawn As Azerbaijan Goes East

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Goodbye, Azerbajian. It would be dishonest to say that we Europeans will miss you; few people over here will even notice that you've left. But it's sad to see you leaving the family nonetheless.

Amidst Scandal and Crisis, a Way Forward For Resource Governance in Latin America

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Daniel_Kaufmann

Countries like Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are among the resource-rich economies in Latin America that have made inroads their extractive sectors, particularly regarding transparency in revenues. Others are embroiled in major economic crises, like Venezuela.

A Billion-dollar Opportunity for Developing Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The decision by Switzerland to share tax information, which still has to be ratified, is the latest addition to radically increased transparency of tax information over the last five years.

Oil Companies Should Call off Their Assault on Transparency

Dominic Eagleton | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Dominic Eagleton

It is fitting that the EITI has chosen to meet in Norway this week, a country known for promoting transparency in the extractive industries.

Transparency and Your Natural Resources

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Wouldn't you want to know how much money your government gets from the companies that exploit your country's oil, gas or minerals?

Prosper or Plunder? Extractive Industries' Checkered Past With Development

Rebecca Harris | Posted 11.30.2011 | World
Rebecca Harris

The U.S. implementation of EITI is an important milestone, as for each success story of well-managed natural resource wealth lifting a country out of poverty, seemingly endless counterexamples exist.