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.
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.
If member countries of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting adopt this proposal, they should exempt extractive industries so as to protect the legitimate interests of resource-exporting countries.
One of the drivers of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative's inception over fifteen years ago was the need to address corruption. Here, NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann offers evidence-based ideas for how EITI can better meet that goal.
In June 2018, the fictional country of Petronia, which serves as the namesake setting of a first-of-its-kind online interactive course on resource governance, made a potentially transformative oil discovery.
NRGI staff invite comment on a new draft consultation briefing about the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) encouragement of “mainstreaming,” which involves a transition away from standalone EITI reports toward meeting EITI requirements through routine and publicly accessible government and company reporting.
A BBC investigation has concluded that a recent oil deal in Senegal showed signs of the potential for controversy and possible corruption. As a result, a businessman dogged by ethics questions will walk away with hundreds of millions. What can we learn from this unfortunate turn of events?