Narrating the Story of Mining in Renah Sekalawi: Key Takeaway from the Discussion of the Future of Mining Sector in Lebong District

By: Erwin Basrin* People of Rejang living in Lebong District, Province of Bengkulu, have a long history in managing the extractive industry, particularly mining industry. The history of mining is attached to mythology, tenure history, identity, even in the culture of Rejang people in Lebong. Pinang Belapis, Renah Sekalawi, and Kutai Belek Tebo are the[…]

Government-Civil Society Collaborate to Disclose Beneficial Ownership Data in Indonesia

Co-creation between government and civil society is a key to disclose the beneficial ownership (BO) data. This notion was delivered by Raden Siliwanti, Coordinator of Open Government Indonesia in the session on “How Governments and Civil Society can Collaborate to Improve Beneficial Ownership Disclosure”, one of the parallel discussion in the Global Conference on Beneficial[…]

Defining Politically Exposed Persons in Encouraging the Disclosure of Company Ownership

The efforts to foster good governance and corruption eradication through PEP’s (Politically Exposed Person) mechanism in general still encountering many challenges. The Part of the reason lies in regulatory aspects. Cari Votava, Senior Financial Sector Specialist from World Bank highlighted the issue of PEP regulation. According to her, many countries still do not have a[…]

Advancing Transparency and Anti-Corruption Movement in the Natural Resource Governance in Asia Pacific

Natural resources give a significant contribution to the state, where the natural resources become the driver of economic growth in Asia Pacific. Unfortunately, bad governance and systemic corruption still hinder the effort to pursue sustainable development. As conveyed by Jelson Garcia, Asia Pacific Director of NRGI in Regional Meeting on Advancing Transparency and Anti-Corruption Movement,[…]

Government of Indonesia Strengthens Its Commitment in Disclosing Beneficial Ownership Data

As the member of Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), Government of Indonesia strengthens its commitment to disclose beneficial ownership (BO) in order to combat corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and terrorist financing, as stated by Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development and Planning in his opening remark in the Global Conference on Beneficial Ownership Transparency,[…]

New Elected CSO Respresentative Formulated the Strategy to Oversee the EITI Implementation in Indonesia

Publish What You Pay Indonesia as a civil society coalition which oversees the implementation of Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Indonesia has elected three CSO representations along with their alternates for Implementation Team of EITI Indonesia period 2017-2020.Along with the changes of CSO representatives, PWYP Indonesia conducted a workshop to review and compose the[…]

CSO-Government Discussed the Revision of Oil and Gas Law

Civil society coalition of Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia delivered the people-version of revision of Oil and Gas Law, to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) in discussion with MEMR last July. In this opportunity, Aryanto Nugroho, the Manager of Advocacy and Network PWYP Indonesia particularly highlighted some important points to be[…]

Financial Modelling: A New Instrument for Promoting Accountability in Extractive Industry

The wave of transparency in extractive industry sector has led to data disclosure in this secretive sector, whether data of revenue as well as contract. The data disclosure does not necessarily guarantee an accountability. Data needs to be processed and interpreted further. The financial modeling can bridge that gap, as explained by Johny West, the[…]

Questioning Commodity Trading Transparency Report

Indonesia becomes one of the eight (8) EITI’s members in order to foster commodity trading transparency. This related to EITI’s 2016 standard that requires transparency of government revenue, including state-owned enterprises revenue in the form of “in-kind material” which consist of the opening data of selling amount and income. “This event was aimed to capture[…]

Public Information Service Will Manifest the Good Governance

Transparency is one of important elements in manifesting the good governance. As Asian Development Bank (ADB) said that there are four elements that will manifest the good governance, i.e: accountability, participation, predictability, and transparency. Norman foster ilustrated the government should be like a glass dome, where all people could see the activity was going in.[…]