As the world seeks to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is a global imperative. This transition presents challenges and opportunities for the hundreds of millions of people living in resource-rich countries.
The global transition from fossil fuel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) will require the production of hundreds of millions of batteries. The general public and critics alike have raised questions about the sustainability of the battery supply chain, from mining impacts to vehicle carbon emissions. This brief provides basic information on the EV battery supply chain and key battery minerals, such as cobalt and lithium.
After several years of support from NRGI, governance of Guinea’s mining sector has markedly improved, with increased investment, quadrupled bauxite production and increased tax revenues from the sector. A new, transparent cadastre facilitates the allocation of licenses and government monitoring of license obligations.
This report charts the expansion of Indonesia’s decentralized government after the 1998 reform as it relates to the sharing of natural resource revenues, investigates the challenges this creates and offers some recommendations for reform and further investigation.
Researchers examined 52 oil- and mineral-backed loans from China, commodity traders and other lenders to sub-Saharan African and Latin American countries. The analysis of the loans, which totaled $164 billion between 2004 and 2018, has exposed clear risks and opportunities that come with this type of borrowing mechanism.
Les auteurs passent en revue les diverses expériences vécues relativement aux prêts adossés à des ressources naturelles par plusieurs pays de l’Afrique subsaharienne et de l’Amérique latine de 2004 à 2018. Leur but consiste ici à identifier les risques et opportunités présentés par les prêts.
Many governments share evidence from corruption cases confidentially. But how does public disclosure of facts from corruption cases, whether by courts or other law enforcement bodies, aid the broader fight against corruption? Could more transparency help anticorruption efforts by regulators, companies, the media, civil society and others?