The Organisation for Transparency and Budgetary Analysis (ROTAB – Publish What You Pay Niger) is a group of several associations, NGOs and unions in Niger who decided to take part in the worldwide campaign Publish What You Pay. This initiative calls for transparency in the extraction industry, at a time when the murky nature of the development of natural resources in the country is a given.
This will contribute to the consolidation of democracy and good governance.
Aside from the promotion of transparency in the whole activity chain concerning the extraction industries, the ROTAB aims to influence national laws and policies on the extraction industry in favour of the public and to defend the rights of inhabitants and workers.
More generally, by building the capacities of its member organisations and by encouraging them to exchange and capitalise on their experiences, the ROTAB works for the implication of civil society in the implementation of national development policies and programmes.
Concretely, the ROTAB organises research activities for sustainable development in Niger, information and awareness-raising conferences, and study and experience-sharing trips. It publishes regular newsletters.
The network regroups 12 organisations represented by a General Assembly. It is managed by the National Coordination Office and the Court of Auditors.