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LOCAL FIRST: THE CONCEPT Creating accountability in Timor Leste: Luta Hamutuk
23 November 2012

Luta Hamatuk is a Timorese NGO that trains local citizens and groups to effectively monitor government expenditure and oil revenues. Formal transparency mechanisms exist for both, and 90 per cent of government revenue comes from oil. Luta Hamatok is supported by Integrity Action in this work. A ...

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues Event: launch of ‘Local First: Development for the 21st Century’ 28 November 2012, 6.30-8.30pm, Committee Room 6, House of Commons, London - featuring Akara from Luta Hamutuk in Timor Leste! RSVP to jonatha
23 November 2012

Local First is a development approach that looks first for the capacity within countries before bringing in external expertise and resources, recognises that much of this capacity is found outside central government, and understands that local people need to lead their own development. It’s ha ...

Developing A Regional Platform on Natural Resource Governance
23 November 2012

South-East Asian countries hold major reserves of some of the world’s most important and strategic minerals. In terms of gold Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia and Philippines have been seated as one of the top gold producers in the world (USGS 2011). For tin, Indonesia is the second la ...

Advancing Transparency, Battling Its Oil Industry Opponents
07 November 2012

NEW YORK -- Both presidential candidates have put the need for secure, affordable sources of energy high on their agendas, a consensus that makes it all the stranger that part of the American oil industry is working overtime to undo a measure that helps guarantee dependable supplies and promote econ ...

Advancing Transparency, Battling Its Oil Industry Opponents
07 November 2012

NEW YORK -- Both presidential candidates have put the need for secure, affordable sources of energy high on their agendas, a consensus that makes it all the stranger that part of the American oil industry is working overtime to undo a measure that helps guarantee dependable supplies and promote econ ...

All eyes on Europe ahead of crucial oil and mining transparency vote
18 September 2012

Transparency activists from sixty nations arrive in Amsterdam to celebrate a decade of campaigning for an open and accountable extractive sector. Campaigners call on EU decision-makers to pass a strong oil and mining transparency law that will help millions fight corruption.Amsterdam, 17 September 2 ...

Bayu-Undan, Timor Sea, Australia
27 August 2012

Bayu-Undan is located 500km offshore Darwin, Australia, in the Timor Sea, and is 250km south of East Timor. It is equipoised at the boundaries of block 91-12 (60%) and 91-13 (40%), under Area A of the Australia/Indonesia Zone of Cooperation. The fields are located on the same 160km2 structure, ...

Africa's natural resources can be a blessing, not an economic curse
08 August 2012

Resource-rich countries have, on average, done poorly but progress is possible if they get economic and political support   New discoveries of natural resources in several African countries – including Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique – raise an important question: will these ...

Myanmar reaffirms intention to implement the EITI
23 July 2012

Myanmar’s intention to implement EITI was reaffirmed by Minister of Industry U Soe Thein during a roundtable meeting in Naypyidaw 16 July. Minister Thein confirmed that this commitment to transparency is part of his government’s wider reform efforts. At the meeting, attended by eight oth ...

Solomon Islands accepted as EITI Candidate
15 July 2012

The island state in the South Pacific will now implement the global EITI standard. This will ensure transparency of the payments to Solomon Islands' government from its increasingly important mining sector. The international EITI Board approved Solomon Islands' application for EITI Ca ...