This Praxis Note seeks to capture the lessons learnt from one practical experience of capacity development with civil society organisations in seven African countries to promote greater transparency over oil revenues. After giving the background to the issue and describing the programme, we examine the lessons learnt about advocacy under four headings:
- Accessing information
- Raising public awareness
- Building community capacity
- Influencing governments
Finally, we look at what has been learnt about the capacity building of civil society organisations in the process.