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.
For years, Tanzania learned lessons in effective petroleum resource revenue management from Ghana and Uganda. During the latest regional media training course from NRGI, Tanzania’s recent stewardship of the sector presented lessons for Ugandan and Ghanaian journalists to take home.
The evidence is mounting: contract transparency in extractive industries is becoming the norm. This was clear during two contract-focused events at the recent EITI conference—an informal learning and sharing side event and an official conference panel event.
This week, 29 participants from 13 countries — including Ghana, Chile, Uganda, Myanmar, Mongolia and Guinea — are taking part in our third annual Executive Course in Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Oxford.
The steep drop in global oil and gas prices threatens to dramatically impact countries that have staked significant economic hopes on new projects as an engine for economic development. The commodities boom that began in 2004 spurred a wave of new investments in exploration and development, as the potential value of new discoveries rose and complex projects that would have previously been uneconomical became viable.