As NRGI gathers data in the effort to improve international benchmarks of national oil company performance and revenue management, figures from Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative reports are proving extremely valuable. This is especially the case in a number of African countries where state companies do not produce detailed financial reports on their own.
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.
Citizens from resource-rich African countries are showing ever-greater interest in the management of extractive resources. Civil society members and journalists are demanding transparency and accountability.
A noteworthy study from NRGI partner Réseau de Lutte contre la Faim (RELUFA) combines EITI data and legal analysis to show the impact of mining projects on communities in northern Cameroon—where, despite 50 years of industrial extraction, social and
Recently the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) held a two-day conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on governance and oversight of the extractive industries.