transparency

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Africa Center for Energy Policy in Ghana interviews a government official regarding a project financed with oil revenues. Credit: George Osodi/Panos for Oxfam America

Contract Disclosure Survey 2018

In most countries, subsoil oil, gas and mining resources are the property of citizens and are managed on their behalf by governments. Oxfam believes that citizens have a right to know the full terms under which oil, gas and mineral resources are developed and sold, to enable them to assess whether the public benefits claimed are likely to become reality.

Aminata Jalloh, 26, Cash Grant Farmer- Katumbo (near Kabala Town). Photo: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam

Transparency is more than dollars and cents

Transparency in international aid is not just about fulfilling a requirement based on people’s right to access information, but also about making aid more effective. Based on interviews conducted in Sierra Leone and Liberia, this research looks at the information needed by in-country development stakeholders with an emphasis on accountability actors.

Ebola funds impossible to track

Six months after the International Conference on Ebola Recovery in New York, at least $1.9 billion worth of promised funds have not been delivered and scant information is available about the remaining $3.9 billion.  Global leaders are failing to honor their promises to communities devastated by Ebola in West Africa as $5.8 billion of pledged recovery funds proving almost impossible to track.

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