A Global Transparency Wave: The SEC Rule and Indonesia

Last month, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) passed a rule that will require resource extraction issuers to disclose the payments that…

Revealing Beneficial Ownership, Dismantling Economic Camouflage

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia - State authorities, government administration, economic actors, and social-political relations increasingly encourage…

A Story from Cerro De Pasco: Towards a Rights and Environmental Recovery Scheme in the EITI Standard

By: Hermawansyah, Swandiri Institute As a policy dialogue forum, EITI involves 3 parties namely the State, the Business Community & Civil…

Political Dynasty, Economic Disincentives and Natural Resources Corruption

Illustration source here *This paper is the author's personal view The decision of the Constitutional Court which granted the request for a judicial…

Mitigation of the Malaysian Crisis Impact

* This paper is the personal view of the author Malaysia is in turmoil, Action Clean 4.0 involving various components of Malaysian civil society…

Electrum Target 35 Thousand Megawatts

Illustration Source: here.   *This is merely an opinion of the writer Posted in Weekly Kontan Magazine, 1 – 6 September 2015 Rizal Ramli's…

Mitigating the Impact of Lower Oil Prices

Ilustration: here *This is a personal opinion from the writer   Posted in Kontan Newspaper, Tuesday, 25 Agustus 2015 During 2015, the price of…

Prioritizing Key to Climate Change Battle Indonesia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s latest pledge to award US$5 million to Indonesia is encouraging news. If the…

Riding The Open Data Movement In Extractive Sector

Indonesia, a nation used to limiting the free flow of information as a consequence of a 32-year dictatorship, has now reached the era of openness.…

Oil and Gas Extractive Industries and State Revenue

* This paper is the author's personal view Oil and gas extractive industry activities consist of upstream business activities and downstream business…