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.
Extractive sector policies and governance choices are holding back solar and wind projects in many countries. Part of the trouble lies in the shortsighted habits of political decision-making that oil, gas or coal exploitation can foster. Debates about domestic energy use are highly political and can fall prey to narrow agendas.
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.
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.
Bloomberg reporter Mirette Magdy attended the fifth annual Middle East and North Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub course co-organized by NRGI and the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies. In an interview, Mirette spoke about Egypt’s changing role in the region’s energy mix.
Across the world, journalists have been key to uncovering malfeasance in the natural resources sector. Media have exposed illicit activities by international oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria. They have shed light on Cameroon petroleum contracts that bring few benefits to locals and to national accounts.
Each year, the Natural Resource Governance Institute and Gadjah Mada University’s Department for Politics and Government host a residential training course on extractives governance in Indonesia. In 2018, NRGI and partners produced videos covering the course and interviews with course participants.
NRGI announces the arrival of Petronia, an interactive online course unlike any other in the resource governance field, where learners can “play” at influencing resource governance outcomes in a simulated context.