The deadline for Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice 2019 is fast approaching. As before, scholarships including travel expenses are available. And, for the first time ever, we’re offering a bursary to help parents with childcare expenses while they are away at the course.
Having established a bid and licensing rounds committee in May, the country’s preparation for the bid round began in June. This development makes other countries’ bidding round experience particularly relevant to Ghanaians.
French oil giant Total is the latest company to make a policy statement in support of contract transparency in the extractive industries. This is the first policy statement of its kind by one of the so-called “supermajors”—the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas companies.
Journalists confront informal and regulatory obstacles. In many cases, private companies and the government prevent media from accessing existing sources of free information. This may take the form of lengthy response times, publicly exposing information requests and managing the approval of how information is presented publicly.