PWYP Global Strategy 2020-2025

Vision 2025: our response to a fast-changing world

Our new strategy has been developed with our members in an eighteen month-long participatory process guided by our Global Council. It identifies high-level goals and priorities where we will work together, enabled by our Secretariat. A more detailed operational plan will be developed in 2019.

Access the strategy here.

The original focus of PWYP was on public disclosure of payments by extractive companies to governments, and the empowerment of citizens to use those disclosures to press for government and corporate accountability. Our current strategy, Vision 20/20, and its strategic framework, the Chain for Change, arose from the recognition that we needed to work on the entire value chain of the extractive industries, from the initial decision to extract through to the allocation of the money via national budgets. This strategy provided a range of “a la carte” options for PWYP members to choose their own priorities.

The new strategy will build on our success in securing unprecedented levels of transparency from the extractive industry and respond to the challenges of a fast-changing world. We will continue to work on deepening and widening the flow of public information from the extractive industries.

However, the new strategy will place more emphasis on ensuring that transparency contributes to broader changes in policy and behaviour which improve the lives of citizens in resource-rich countries. There will be a focus on defending people’s rights to participate in decisions which affect them, on expanding and deepening space for citizen participation and on building more connected and resilient coalitions. We will use our collective power to respond to shrinking civic space and we will continue to work in countries where this space is limited.

We will seek to be a strong, effective and inclusive voice on the governance of natural resources and we will strive to connect our work with that of other civil society movements around the world, such as the gender justice, climate justice and tax justice movements, noting that many PWYP members are already part of these movements. We will aim to relate our work to international efforts to curb poverty and promote sustainable development, redress inequality and prevent disastrous climate change.

For example we may call for governments to report to their citizens on the fiscal and environmental sustainability of their country’s extractive sector and the implications for it of the global energy transition, and on countries’ progress out of natural resource dependence towards a more broad-based economy.