"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.
In 2015, the parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo split the country’s 11 provinces into 26 by passing an administrative law. The provincial split, known as découpage, significantly altered the distribution of benefits from mining revenues.
En 2015, le parlement de la République démocratique du Congo a adopté une nouvelle loi créant 26 nouvelles provinces à partir des 11 provinces préexistantes. Cette évolution, désignée par le terme découpage, a également modifié les dynamiques parmi les bénéficiaires de certains revenus miniers.
Which types of information—and in which format—will be of use to communities closest to extractive sites? This paper is written for national and subnational policy makers and civil society organizations trying to improve transparency and governance of the extractive sector at the local level.
Parliamentarians have a crucial role to play in reviewing legislation on oil, gas and minerals, and in overseeing the government’s management of these extractive sectors. In support of this unique mandate, NRGI has developed five parliamentary briefings that constitute an approach to parliamentary capacity building on extractives.