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Launched in 2002, Publish What You Pay is a global network of civil society organisations campaigning for transparency in the extractive industries. They have over 800 member organisations world wide.

They organise their activities broadly within following three areas:

  • Publish What You Pay
    PWYP strives towards revenue transparency in the extractive sector: for companies to publish what they pay and governments to publish what they receive.
  • Publish What You Earn and How You Spend
    PWYP campaign for natural resource revenues – from company to state to expenditure – to be transparent and tracked, so that citizens can hold their governments to account for how these are spent.
  • Publish Why You Pay and How You Extract
    PWYP campaigns for transparency and accountability in the extractive process preceding payments, so that the decision to extract (whether to extract, but also with whom and under what conditions) is made in a transparent and accountable manner, to the benefit of all citizens rather than to the entrenched interests of the few. They also seek to monitor the terms established, to ensure companies are keeping their commitments.


PWYP are mainly directly at increasing transparency and accountability in resource rich countries and on an international level.

PWYP campaign in all regions of the world. For a map of their activities in Africa please click here.

They also have a strong country focus on the DRC. Click on the pictures and links below to read some of the reports that are particularly relevant for the RINR.

See the policy brief on See also the Maputo Declaration: Moving from Transparency
Strengthening Civil Society Participation to Accountability (May 2012) that urges member countries of EITI
in EITI: The Case of the DRC
(2014) to embrace the principles of participation, accountability and transparency.

PWYP_Strengthening civil society participation in EITI295FINAL_1 PWYP_ESA

Interesting is also the PWYP Spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (2011).

Resource Centre

The PWYP-website also contains a resource centre with a wide variety of information, including press releases, publications and reports, and news stories on their campaigns and issues related to increasing transparency and accountability in the extractive industry.