The deadline for Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice 2019 is fast approaching. As before, scholarships including travel expenses are available. And, for the first time ever, we’re offering a bursary to help parents with childcare expenses while they are away at the course.
Due to the large sums of money involved, subcontracting carries risks. Procurement deals are less visible and more numerous than the high-profile processes used to award exploration and production rights, and they are harder for government regulators, the media and civil society to scrutinize. They are therefore a common node for corruption.
Ghana, a country rich in aluminium, bauxite, gold, manganese, oil and gas, joined the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2003 to promote good governance in the extractives sector. EITI is a multi-stakeholder effort comprising government agencies, civil society actors, and extractive companies.
NRGI's Daniel Kaufmann and Erica Westenberg suggest that civic space and comprehensive transparency (including disclosure of beneficial ownership information) build foundations for stable mining projects.
Women are still highly underrepresented in politics worldwide. However, over the last decades, many African countries have adopted different legal measures aimed to ensure a better gender balance in legislatures. Rwanda, for example, has the highest percentage of women in parliament in the world.