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رفتن به سوی طلا: نخستین قراردادهای استخراج معادن در افغانستان چطور می تواند از شفافیت و حسابدهی در این سکتور حمایت کنند

25th April 2012

 25 اپریل 2012

گزارش خبری : آینده سکتور استخراج معادن افغانستان در معرض خطر قراردادهای ضعیف قرار دارد

Dealing with Disclosure: Improved transparency in large land deals

25th April 2012
Since 2008, the rush for land in developing countries has rapidly intensified but the sector remains largely unregulated and land deals are frequently agreed in secret between governments and investors. This undermines governance and fosters high-level corruption. This report, Dealing with Disclosure looks at why it is vital to transform the secretive culture behind large scale land deals and, for the first time, sets out in detail what tools governments, companies and citizens can harness to ensure that this happens.

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A blueprint for reform: lessons from past mismanagement and murky practice in Libya’s oil sector

13th April 2012

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

2nd March 2012
As Uganda’s draft oil laws are presented to Parliament, a Global Witness analysis of the legislation highlights the need for greater environmental, social and transparency provisions.

As Uganda’s draft oil laws are presented to Parliament, a Global Witness analysis of the legislation highlights the need for greater environmental, social and transparency provisions.


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

27th February 2012

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

21st February 2012
As oil industry lobbyists attempt to water down watershed transparency legislation in the United States and the European Union, Global Witness shows that BP has agreed to make multi-million dollar payments into obscure “social projects” controlled by the highly opaque state oil company of Angola as part of a deal to win oil exploration rights.

Read the full BP Angola briefing

Read BP's Letter to Gavin Hayman, Campaigns Director at Global Witness

Diamonds: A Good Deal for Zimbabwe?

13th February 2012

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

8th February 2012
The intensifying competition for commercial access to the world’s remaining deposits of oil, gas and minerals brings with it a serious risk of exacerbating corruption and violent conflict. Our new report shows that in Angola and Nigeria there is a risk that complex deals struck between governments and corporations for access to natural resources could be used corruptly to benefit vested interests in these countries, rather than the citizens. The report also points to major concerns over opaque sales of mining assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo to offshore companies.

READ THE PRESS RELEASE

READ THE REPORT

Read the "Citizens checklist" aimed at preventing corruption in the award of oil, gas and mining licences.