La buena gobernanza de los recursos mineros y energéticos aún no es la norma a nivel mundial. A pesar de que muchos países cuentan con grandes reservas de minerales, gas y petróleo, existe una compartida incapacidad por transformar estos recursos en desarrollo sostenible. Esta “maldición” persigue especialmente a países en África, Asia y América Latina.
Political parties can help ensure that their country gets the best deal for the extraction of its resources, manages revenues for the long-term best interests of citizens and avoids the resource curse.
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.
Paul Sanchez attended the fourth edition of the Central European University School of Public Policy-NRGI course on reversing the resource curse to learn more about Mexico’s extractives challenges and parallels elsewhere. These are his perspectives.
We know how critical the natural resource sector can be for a country’s development. However, only about 10% of OGP commitments relate to natural resources. The drafting of new national action plans (NAPs) by June offers a unique opportunity to increase commitment to good governance of the oil, gas, mining and forestry industries. The OGP Openness in Natural Resources Working Group (ONRWG) has come up with three priorities...