The four functions of public interest models

on March 20, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

We, and others, have made the case before that open financial models is the natural next stage of extractives governance. First, because you don’t know what you’ve got til its modeled, and secondly, the models themselves must be open to allow the cumulative learning that is really important for independent expertise to take hold. In more »

The concession layer: 12,500 concessions, 2,000 companies, 41 countries

on December 10, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Oil geek question – how many concession blocks are there in Africa? (Answer below) Transparency has won big victories in its 15 years or so of life as a movement. EITI got going and spread to 50 countries. Companies and governments agreed some transparency was a good thing, and the national security argument that prevailed more »

OpenOil launches repository: 385 oil contracts from 54 countries, one click away

on November 11, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

(MEDIA RELEASE) BERLIN, Tuesday, November 11 – OpenOil and its partners on Monday launched the world’s first comprehensive archive of oil contracts. Some 385 host government contracts from 54 countries are now available with one click. The repository includes contracts which govern oil production in many countries where disclosure has largely been unknown, such as more »

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