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.
In the first post in a planned series of commentary, NRGI experts outline the fundamental dilemmas faced by resource-dependent countries as the world transitions from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources of energy. They use Nigeria's oil sector and the DRC's cobalt industry as examples.
Coronavirus containment measures have hit economies hard—and with them, government revenues. Most natural resource-dependent countries are experiencing a double shock as their main source of foreign currency has crashed along with fiscal revenues.
The DRC is among the countries in sub-Saharan Africa most affected by the novel coronavirus. Beyond the health emergency, officials are grappling with the economic impacts on the country's critical mining sector. This post explores possible policy directions.
A new "frequently asked questions" briefing about the supply chain for electric vehicle batteries provides information about the governance, corruption, human rights abuses and environmental dimensions of battery production.
In this post, the authors present experiences and lessons shared by African negotiators who have negotiated with Chinese entities. These best practices can help African governments to generate more value from negotiations with China.
Renforcer les capacités sur les enjeux des activités extractives et les défis qui se posent aux pays riches en ressources en Afrique francophone, face aux ambitions légitimes des peuples d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie grâce à leurs ressources extractives.
This post focuses on the Ruashi mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ruashi is a copper and cobalt mine in the southeastern Katanga region. The author explores the difference between payments made by the mine's operators and those that the country's mining code mandated.