The Natural Resource Charter is a set of principles for governments and societies on how to best harness the opportunities created by extractive resources for development. It is not a recipe or blueprint for the policies and institutions countries must build, but instead provides the ingredients successful countries have used.

An overview of the general principles of the charter is provided in the charter text.

See NRGI's new tool for benchmarking a country’s management of oil, gas and minerals against global best practices: the Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework.

The Natural Resource Charter
2nd Edition


Click on a precept below to explore it in more depth.

A series of case studies illustrating the principles of the charter using country examples can be found here.