NRGI’s Latin America director Juan Luis Dammert spoke at the United Nations Global Roundtable on Extractive Industries about how developing countries could avoid the race to bottom in attracting investments and ensure the extractives sector contributes to sustainable development.
Luego de la pandemia y la caída de precios, los países de América Latina están considerando otorgar exenciones fiscales para mantener la inversión de las empresas en sus propios proyectos. Esta publicación explica por qué esta puede no ser una buena medida.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts predict Africa’s economy will shrink for the first time in over 25 years. For the continent’s oil- and gas-rich countries the impact of the pandemic coincided with and exacerbated a global drop in oil prices.
In the aftermath of the pandemic and falling oil prices, Algerian authorities consider giving tax breaks to maintain investment in hydrocarbon projects, but there may be better alternatives for the country.
Coronavirus containment measures have hit economies hard—and with them, government revenues. Most natural resource-dependent countries are experiencing a double shock as their main source of foreign currency has crashed along with fiscal revenues.
In the first part of this two-part series, NRGI senior economic analyst Thomas Lassourd shares insights from publicly available EITI datasets on payments made by mining companies to the governments of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
NRGI hosted a discussion on the subject of enforcing fiscal discipline in Mongolia. A consultant for NRGI presented the findings of her research, entitled “Can the proposed fiscal council help improve fiscal discipline in Mongolia?” to a diverse audience of government officials, researchers, private sector executives and citizens.