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.
It is strange that commodities trading payments—often the largest payments companies make to government entities—are not covered by EU, Canada or Norway mandatory disclosure laws. The laws apply only to companies that physically engage in extraction of resources.
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.
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.
Весной этого года правительство Кыргызской Республики заявило о намерении повысить откры-тость и подотчетность государственных структур и улучшить взаимодействие с населением по-средством перевода государственных услуг гражданам и бизнесу в онлайн-формат.