Knowledge Center

Search PWYP Norway’s interactive database of reports and research, films, policy proposals, opinion pieces, and much more. To extend or refine your search, sort by dates, regions, issues or other categories.

Alberta’s oil reserves are the second largest in the world and international companies have found a foundation in Canadian sands. Despite high costs – especially environmental costs – dirty energy drives Alberta forward. By: Sindre Sverdrup Strand (article awarded PWYP Norway’s 2010 stipend for journalism students)  
Last night the U.S. Congress voted in favour of sweeping financial reforms which include a landmark provision requiring oil, gas and mining companies registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to publish how much they pay to foreign countries and the U.S. government.
On 30th June 2010, PWYP Norway responded to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) project group’s publication of a Discussion Paper on a new International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) for the Extractive Industries.
PWYP Norway has held meetings with representatives from the Norwegian Auditors Association to discuss PWYPs proposals in relation to the IASB discussion paper on a possible new IFRS6. Read PWYP Norway’s letter to the Norwegian Audtors Association:
Summary: The first round of PWYP Norway’s capacity strengthening programme was concluded in December 2009. UK based INTRAC and PWYP Norway have developed a paper in the Praxis Note-series, seeking to capture the lessons learnt from the first round of the programme; a practical experience of capacity development with CSOs in seven African countries to promote greater transparency over oil revenues.
From 23rd-26th November 2009 the participants from Region 1 in the PWYP Norway Global Capacity Building Programme gathered in Kampala, Uganda for a three day advocacy and lobbying training facilitated by Intrac This workshop constituted the last module in the series of three that comprises the programme, and concludes the first round.
23rd-26th September 2009, the participants in the PWYP Norway Global Capacity Building Programme (Region 1) gathered in Accra, Ghana for a three day seminar, following up on the first seminar held in Norway in December 2008.
In December 2008, the first group of participants in the PWYP Norway Global Capacity Building Programme for southern civil society representatives gathered in Stavanger, Norway.  

Civil Society perspectives and recommendations on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

Oil and gas activity in West Africa is thriving with over 10% of the world’s crude oil coming from this area. There are still vast oil reserves off shore, and at least 34 Norwegian companies have thrown themselves into the battle for the black gold.