Civil society actors fighting for better resource governance must engage with reformers in government and business and speak “truth to power” with those parties hampering progress, NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann tells RAW Talks.
Next week, government representatives from the 52 implementing countries will meet in Jakarta at the Opening Up Ownership Conference to discuss the state of play on beneficial ownership transparency in the extractive sector.
The RGI draws attention to the fact that transparency does not always go hand in hand with protection of civic space. Countries such as Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Iraq and Angola all fail to promote citizen voice and government accountability while obtaining good transparency scores.
A 2017 update of the Worldwide Governance Indicators, a decades-long collaboration between NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann and economist Aart Kraay of the World Bank Development Research Group, was released today.
The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute and NRGI hosted a flagship peer-to-peer learning and scenario-based group exercises workshop in Ulaanbaatar for over 20 young professionals from Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Mongolia.
NRGI set out to collect total oil, gas and mining revenue data for the countries included in the Resource Governance Index to find out how many dollars flow to governments that mismanage the handling of their natural resources.