Civil society actors fighting for better resource governance must engage with reformers in government and business and speak “truth to power” with those parties hampering progress, NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann tells RAW Talks.
The two South American countries are adjusting to the spotlight of the global oil industry. As they adapt to new prospects that are both exciting and challenging, government officials in both hope to learn from the experiences of their peers in other new oil hotspots.
The Ukraine extractives industry faces many challenges and opportunities. In-country stakeholders are interested in improving the transparency of sector legislation and making sure it doesn’t hamper production.
Resource-rich Latin American countries did experience high rates of economic growth and diminished poverty and inequality during the boom years. On the surface, this would appear to strengthen arguments that extractive industries are key to progress, especially in resource-rich areas, despite their negative environmental impact. Nevertheless, a closer look shows that things are a bit more complicated.
Since its independence from the Soviet Union, the Kyrgyz Republic has undergone more dynamic political development toward democracy compared to neighboring countries. However, it has not met its full economic potential. Continuing reform of its mining sector—identified as one of the five key strategic industries of the economy—is paramount.