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.
NRGI is publishing case studies on South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia that describe alternative legal and institutional mechanisms that these countries have put in place to control the price of mineral exports, operational and capital expenditures, and the cost of debt.
After enjoying one of the greatest mining booms in its history, Zambia is now suffering. The price of copper—a metal on which much of the country depends—has fallen by half in the last five years. The government is now faced with several tax-related challenges.