Last week, the government of Ghana followed through on a promise it made in July 2017 by launching a public petroleum register that contains the full texts of petroleum agreements, licenses, permits and authorizations.
Yan Naung Oak is a 2017 School of Data fellow for NRGI Myanmar working on data literacy and data availability in the jade mining sector. Last year, he participated in NRGI's massive online open course, Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas, and Mining Governance. These are his takeaways.
Resource-rich countries tend to experience slower economic growth and more social problems than do less-endowed countries—a phenomenon dubbed the “resource curse.” But it turns out that in many cases, economic growth begins to underperform long before the first drop of oil is produced; this we call the “presource curse.”
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.
Весной этого года правительство Кыргызской Республики заявило о намерении повысить откры-тость и подотчетность государственных структур и улучшить взаимодействие с населением по-средством перевода государственных услуг гражданам и бизнесу в онлайн-формат.
A spring pledge to make public services available online to Kyrgyz Republic citizens and businesses as part of a digital transformation program could make government more open, accountable and responsive to citizens, the Central Asian country’s government says.