Research for the 2021 edition of NRGI's Resource Governance Index has begun. The index measures the governance of oil, gas and mining sectors in resource-producing countries and provides freely available public data to help inform evidence-based decision-making.
The world’s determination to fight climate change and green the energy mix is a concern for large Middle Eastern oil exporters, which sit on massive proven hydrocarbon reserves. The risk of such assets becoming stranded and losing value is high, with significant consequences for these poorly diversified economies.
Many governments are making positive commitments to gender equity, but in countries where the extractive industries are a significant part of the economy, what do such commitments mean in practical terms and how do they contribute to positive changes in people’s lives and livelihoods? This is the first in a new series of blog posts from the NRGI and World Resources Institute research project on gender and extractives.
Mongolia’s policy experiments with resource-to-cash programs provide unique perspective into public ownership and revenue sharing in the mineral sector. As governments around the world rethink the role of the state in the ongoing public health crisis, they could learn from Mongolia’s experience.
The road to oil and gas riches is rapidly narrowing for some new producers. The crash in prices, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, creates specific challenges for a group of "prospective producer" countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Guinea’s mining sector has rapidly expanded in recent years, but now faces serious challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. This post explores those impacts and makes recommendations to the government about how it can safeguard the sector.