Publish What You Pay (PWYP) launched in 2002 with one specific objective: for extractive companies to publish what they paid to governments. The network has grown to more than 800 member organizations in the human rights, development, environmental, and religious sectors. Today, PWYP’s campaigns advocate for transparency and accountability at all points in the value chain – from company to state to expenditure – and help monitor the terms established in the extractive process to ensure companies are keeping their commitments.
Through its global network, PWYP enables citizens to hold companies and governments accountable for the ways in which natural resources are managed. The network’s collective actions work toward a future where oil, gas, and mining revenues improve the lives of women, men, and youth in resource-rich countries.