A recent shift in power highlights the political potency of resource governance issues – like anti-corruption and subnational resource governance – in Malaysia as well as the strong role that political parties can play in addressing resource governance challenges.
In an move welcomed by observers and oversight actors, the regulatory body overseeing the Lebanese oil and gas sector has published exploration and production agreements by the government and a consortium for two offshore blocks.
La précarité de la situation politique et sécuritaire de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) continue à faire l’actualité. Mais malgré l’instabilité de ce pays, d’importants progrès ont été enregistrés, du côté du Gouvernement comme de la société civile, sur la voie de la publication des contrats relatifs à l’extraction des ressources naturelles de la RDC.
In late February, a Data 4 Impact workshop in Ukraine convened members of civil society, government and the private sector from six post-Soviet countries to discuss how data analysis and data visualization can be used to improve resource governance.
The precarious political and security situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to make global headlines. But despite the upheaval, government actors and civil society advocates have made strides in the important initiative to make public many of the contracts that govern extraction of the country’s bountiful natural resources.
There is growing momentum to define the core objectives and principles of local level agreements in Mongolia. But the national government itself must do a better job of facilitating a national dialogue.
Alexander Malden, Toyin Akinniyi, Zira John Quaghe
This level of immediate national press coverage reaffirms the importance of payments to government data to citizens in resource-rich countries, and how it is increasingly informing national debates on countries’ natural resources management.