Oil, Gas and Mining for Development

This new site sheds light on Myanmar’s secretive jade industry using the latest data made available through transparency initiatives. 

NRGI reviewed over 50 mining and oil laws and found that none required regulators to actually check whether applicants for extractive licenses are politically exposed persons. This briefing offers advice on how governments can strengthen their extractives licensing policies and processes to tackle basic corruption risks posed by such problematic beneficial ownership linkages.

The precarious political and security situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to make global headlines. But despite the upheaval, government actors and civil society advocates have made strides in the important initiative to make many of the contracts that govern the country’s natural resources extraction public.

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