Oil, Gas and Mining for Development

The Guyanese government has taken a number of commendable steps in its plan to save a portion of the country’s forthcoming oil revenues in a new sovereign wealth fund, according to a new report. However, the analysis urges officials to address underlying weaknesses in the fund’s design to maximize its effectiveness.


"State capture" is defined as the efforts of individuals or firms to shape the formation of laws, policies, and regulations of the state to their own advantage by providing illicit private gains to public officials. This page hosts the work of NRGI experts on state capture and its effects, along with news coverage of such work.

This advanced-level multi-stakeholder course is open to exceptional leaders from government, civil society, parliaments, media, international development agencies and industry associations as well as academics, researchers and analysts from universities and think tanks. The deadline to apply is 26 November.

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