New research quantifies the scope of oil- and mineral-backed loans from China and commodity traders to developing countries in Africa and Latin America. Experts examined more than $160 billion in loans to identify risks, opportunities and recommendations for governments considering entering such agreements in the future. There are major implications for countries’ debt loads and infrastructure.
Corruption in the oil sector poses many dangers, plagues countries rich and poor, and features a global cast of accomplices. Preventative measures such as transparency requirements face resistance from powerful interests. Join NRGI and partners as they examine this challenge at a Washington, D.C. event on 11 March.
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