NRGI reviewed over 50 mining and oil laws and found that none required regulators to actually check whether applicants for extractive licenses are politically exposed persons. This briefing offers advice on how governments can strengthen their extractives licensing policies and processes to tackle basic corruption risks posed by such problematic beneficial ownership linkages.
Where there is free and equal access to political power, there are stronger laws, institutions and practices in place to help realize the full value of resource extraction and to manage resulting revenues. This guide shows how political parties can better devise policy platforms for resource governance.
While discussions on Myanmar gemstone sector reforms have thus far largely focused on jade, little is known about the ruby sector and its role in the country’s economy. This background paper consolidates information on the ruby industry and identifies linkages to broader challenges of peace and reform.
When the Colombian government signaled its willingness to meaningfully engage in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative process in 2013, civil society was able to quickly organize and actively shape an approach to the initiative that suited their advocacy goals.
In January 2017, NRGI delivered a comprehensive report to the National Hydrocarbons Commission that provided specific recommendations regarding the disclosure of key commercial, environmental, social and beneficial ownership information, facilitating citizens’ understanding of the sector.
This visual booklet, produced in collaboration with the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), explains in straightforward language the governance and corruption risks presented by hidden company ownership. It goes on to explain how Ghana is addressing the challenge.