The Charles Taylor Verdict: A Global Witness briefing on a dictator, blood diamonds and timber, and two countries in recovery
Getting to Gold: How Afghanistan’s first mining contracts can support transparency and accountability in the sector
Dealing with Disclosure: Improved transparency in large land deals
A blueprint for reform: lessons from past mismanagement and murky practice in Libya’s oil sector
Global Witness has obtained Gaddafi-era documents that detail the mismanagement of millions of dollars of Libyan oil revenues and highlight murky practices by Libya's state-owned National Oil Company (NOC). These documents provide a blueprint for the current and future Libyan Government of how best to implement the reforms necessary to prevent mismanagement and shoddy dealings in Libya's oil sector in the future.
Uganda's oil laws: Global Witness Analysis
Uganda has recently discovered oil reserves that have the potential to double the government’s revenue within six to ten years, worth an estimated US$2.4bn per year.
Safeguarding REDD+ Finance: Ensuring transparent and accountable international financial flows
Funding forest protection in developing countries poses numerous financial risks: from inefficient allocation through to mismanagement of funds, misappropriation and corruption.
Financial flows from donors to developing countries under the REDD+ forest protection mechanism will need to increase significantly over the coming years if greenhouse gas emissions from forest loss are to be reduced. Detailed measures will be needed to ensure effective, transparent and accountable financial flows.
BP makes opaque payments for Angola oil block as petro-lobby seeks weak transparency rules
Diamonds: A Good Deal for Zimbabwe?
Diamonds: A good deal for Zimbabwe? reveals that several directors of one of the largest mining companies operating in Zimbabwe’s controversial Marange diamond fields are drawn from the Zimbabwean military and police, and highlights the risk that off-budget funding of the security sector could be used to finance violence in any future election.
Rigged: The Scramble for Africa's Oil, Gas and Minerals
Read the "Citizens checklist" aimed at preventing corruption in the award of oil, gas and mining licences.
Global Witness chapter for European Commission report: What are the risks for investing in REDD+ countries?
In recent years, new and significant amounts of money have been committed by the international community in an effort to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). While this new investment provides an unprecedented opportunity to bring about significant and long-lasting social and environmental benefits to the forest sector, it is accompanied by a commensurate level of risk. Some risks are financial in nature, including theft and corruption, that could see funds diverted from their intended target and into private hands.