Jade and the Generals
As Myanmar gears up for national peace talks, our new film reveals how the jade riches of Kachin State are helping to incentivise and fuel deadly armed conflict.
A photographic journey into Myanmar’s famed jade mines and the links to the military and ethnic armed conflict which has engulfed the country for decades.
Jade: Myanmar's "Big State Secret"
As Myanmar's historic election approaches, our report reveals a secret jade trade worth up to US$31 billion, and controlled by military elites and drug lords.
Oil, Gas & MiningBriefing
Tackling Hidden Company Ownership Through Myanmar's EITI Process
Myanmar now has the opportunity to create long-lasting transparency by bringing into force the new EITI beneficial ownership rules. This joint briefing with NRGI sets out seven steps the Myanmar EITI (MEITI) needs to take to make this process as effective as possible in increasing accountability and tackling corruption.
Oil, Gas & MiningReport
The Shell Starts To Crack?
Real owners of Myanmar’s oil and gas blocks come forward.
What Future for Rubber Production in Myanmar?
Myanmar is the latest target for the rubber industry, but instead of the government promoting much-needed investment in small-holder rubber farmers, private companies have been given priority to buy up large swathes of land for plantations.
Oil, Gas & MiningBlog Post
Time for landmark transparency scheme to show it has real teeth in DRC and Myanmar
These are testing times for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the voluntary scheme which brings together governments, civil society and companies in efforts to make sure citizens see the benefits of the riches beneath their feet.
Despite prolific land grabbing, Myanmar assures the UN that human rights abuses are no longer an issue