After the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission invited comment on its latest draft extractive sector transparency rule, it was flooded with comments from investors, civil society organizations and companies urging it to adopt a stronger rule in line with international standards.
NRGI's Daniel Kaufmann shares personal reflections on compassion in the time of coronavirus, as well as some recommendations for self-soothing and enrichment in a time when many are living in isolation.
In this post, the authors present experiences and lessons shared by African negotiators who have negotiated with Chinese entities. These best practices can help African governments to generate more value from negotiations with China.
For the fifth year running, the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania has named the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) among the top 10 transparency and good governance policy institutions globally.
Are you researching a resource-rich country and in need of data to quantify the government’s dependence on revenues from natural resources? Looking for a dataset to analyze global trends in revenues accumulated from oil, gas and minerals?
In 2019, NRGI’s management commissioned an organizational evaluation in order to reflect on past progress and inform the development of its new 2020-2025 strategy. The final published evaluation, a summary and a management response are now available to read.
Erica Westenberg, Descartes Mponge Malasi , Patrick Heller
For countries that produce minerals needed in electric vehicle batteries, projections of rapidly rising demand could herald abundant new public revenues and industrial opportunities. Yet the prospect of a sharp increase in demand carries significant challenges for governments and companies alike – including exacerbated risks of corruption and human rights abuse.