The bumpy road leading to the gold town of Obuasi in the Ashanti region depicts the worrying state of an area that has played a significant role in Ghana’s economic development. For over 100 years, mining in Obuasi has been a major contributor to the country’s foreign exchange earnings.
Hanen Keskes, RWI-NRC Middle East and North Africa team
Since opening our Tunisia office in September 2013, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), with support from the UK government, has worked to help the country’s nascent civil society play a more active role in demanding natural resource transparency and accountability.
I’d like to share a video clip about a Mongolian community that’s on its way to securing better governance of its mineral wealth. This clip is noteworthy because it gives outsiders a closer look at what kind of disaggregated information is required to benefit citizens impacted by extraction.