Through country programs, NRGI connects its technical expertise to real-world challenges and directly deliver on its mission to help improve outcomes for citizens.
NRGI’s country programs span five regions and a range of political, socioeconomic and developmental contexts—from new producers facing the challenges of managing newfound resources and the uncertainties of the energy transition, to countries with longstanding governance challenges. We also work in countries where changes in government or political transitions have opened space for reform.
NRGI’s country and regional programs adapt the organization’s global strategy to different contexts, ensuring that it is responsive to local actors and agendas. Working in a diversity of contexts and regions allows NRGI to learn and share lessons across its programs and with the wider resource governance field.
NRGI works in a circumscribed number of countries because addressing complex governance challenges requires sustained, in-depth engagement over several years. NRGI uses four criteria to select its countries of focus:
- Resource dependence
- Scale of resource governance challenge
- Investment-to-date and sustainability