Selected aspects of natural resource management have been transferred (or decentralized) to subnational governments in at least 60 countries. Decentralized authority can include power to decide local land uses or to collect and manage fees and taxes from the extraction of oil, gas, and minerals.
The central government should link revenue distribution to the expenditure responsibilities of local governments, and be proactive in building the capacity of local governments to manage these responsibilities.
As a new government assumes power, Indonesia faces a historic opportunity to enhance the country’s management of its oil and mining industries; these enhancements could include more sustainable economic outcomes to benefit all Indonesians, reduction of risks of corruption, and an increase public
Case studies of pilot projects that RWI implemented in Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Peru between 2008 and 2012 and a briefing note provide valuable lessons for governments, civil society, journalists and companies on harnessing the benefits of extraction at the local level.
This paper discusses challenges and approaches in managing resource revenues at the subnational level. Subnational resource-rich governments face distinct challenges in managing revenues from volatile, exhaustible resources.
This paper provides civil society organizations with different strategies to obtain and analyze detailed information on direct social expenditures (DSE) by companies. It also provides civil society with useful lessons on advancing the transparency agenda in this area.
RWI pilot projects catalyzed revenue tracking and sound economic management. Projects also developed and institutionalized multi-stakeholder forums for consensus building, citizen participation and government accountability.