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Robert Pitman
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  • Washington, DC
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Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
Natural Resource Governance institute
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation, International Organisation
Website
http://www.resourcegovernance.org/
Job Title
Governance Officer
About My Work
Rob Pitman leads NRGI's organizational advocacy and research on contract transparency and manages the use of the Natural Resource Charter as a tool to structure analysis and dialogue. In this role, he has managed programming in Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Myanmar among other countries. Prior to joining NRGI, Rob worked as a lead member of the Carter Center Access to Justice and Governance Program in Liberia, and as member of the Carter Center Conflict Resolution Program in Atlanta. He has also worked on access to justice projects in Namibia and on farm forestry projects in India. Rob holds an MSc from the London School of Economics. He is based in Washington D.C.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

Robert Pitman's Blog

It’s Time for EITI to Require Contract Transparency. Here are Four Reasons Why.

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 22:30 0 Comments

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board has an important opportunity to strengthen the EITI Standard’s provisions on contract transparency when it meets next week in Kiev.

State-investor contracts and licenses which provide the terms attached to the exploitation of oil, gas and mineral resources must have citizen oversight. They can determine taxes, subnational transfers, audit rights, infrastructure and barter arrangements, community consultation requirements and…

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Three Ways Companies Can Make 2019 a Big Year for Contract Transparency

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 22:45 0 Comments

Many people understand the debate around the publication of extractive industry contracts as a battle between transparency activists on one side and secretive companies on the other. But if 2018 is any indication, this view is a bit outdated. As our summary of company and contracts stories from 2018 shows, several of the biggest advances in contract transparency actually came from the…

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BHP, Others Increase Scrutiny of Subcontracting Corruption Risks

Posted on November 10, 2018 at 18:30 0 Comments

Rob PitmanKaisa Toroskainen

At the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Copenhagen last month, Geoff Healy, chief external affairs officer of global mining giant BHP, …

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Opening Up Extractives Contracting to Deter Corruption: What We’ve Learned

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 2:30 0 Comments

Gavin Hayman, Rob Pitman and Amir Shafaie

Increasing transparency, boosting the role of business, and deepening civic engagement in government contracting are powerful ways to deter fraud and corruption, craft better agreements, build trust, and promote a more competitive business environment. But how can we apply these principles to natural resource contracting, where big-ticket projects can be worth billions of dollars?…

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