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.
At the formal launch of the ResourceContracts.mn contracts portal on 22 April, Mongolia’s deputy minister of mines and heavy industry reaffirmed the country’s commitment to publishing mining and petroleum contracts and announced the public release of over 150 new contracts. After several years of stuttering progress on contract transparency in Mongolia, this is welcome news.
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.
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...