Everyone knows that implementation of commitments is at the core of the Open Government Partnership’s mission for transformational reforms. However, more than a third of commitments reviewed to date by the Independent Reporting Mechanism have not been implemented.
NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann has published a "commodity note" op-ed in the Financial Times regarding the United States government decision to cease its implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
La vertiginosa expansión de la frontera extractiva en América Latina durante el súper ciclo de materias primas –motivada por los altos precios y la introducción de nuevas tecnologías- ha desencadenado cientos de conflictos socio-ambientales.
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 twists and turns around the possible initial public offering (IPO) of some portion of Saudi Aramco have been monitored by the press like a sporting event. The long-term influence of Aramco’s decision on Saudi Arabia and the global governance of state-owned oil companies promises to be significant.
Earlier this month I visited Davao, Philippines, to help lead a workshop on using Excel-based fiscal models to forecast potential revenues from mining projects. “Charting the Future” was its punny, ambitious title.
On September 14, Azerbaijan’s government, BP and other partner companies agreed to amend the contract for the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oil field in the Azerbaijani section of the Caspian Sea. The so-called “contract of the century” was originally signed in 1994 and was set to expire in 2024. The new contract is valid through 2049.