NRGI staff build economic models in Microsoft Excel to support informed analysis of economic policies in resource-rich countries. NRGI fiscal analysis models are typically adapted from the International Monetary Fund’s FARI model. Staff also build bespoke spreadsheets to assess different macroeconomic policies such as fiscal rules on future resource revenues. To populate these models, staff combine publicly available data from feasibility studies, company reports, EITI and government publications, with access to proprietary data from providers such as SNL for the mining sector or Rystad for the oil and gas sector. NRGI makes all models publicly available, except when they are based on data that NRGI is not legally authorized to share.

Our publicly available models are:

Staff also regularly share reflections on the availability and use of modeling tools: