Oil, Gas and Mining for Development

The resource governance dimensions of Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther, a groundbreaking online oil sector simulation and extractive contracts transparency were all hot topics this past year.

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.

Top photo: Gas pipeline construction in the Peruvian Andes. Jean Gaumy / MAGNUM