On 28 June, NRGI will unveil the 2017 Resource Governance Index, which assesses the governance of oil, gas and mining in 81 countries, in policy areas including state-owned enterprises, sovereign wealth funds and subnational revenue sharing. Expert speakers including former president of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo will launch the index during a webcast at 1430 BST on 28 June.
In 2015, the global market for rough gemstones is estimated to have been worth between USD 17 billion and USD 23 billion. Yet in many countries where gemstones originate, particularly those that produce colored gemstones, this resource wealth has only marginally supported development.
Oversight actors can detect and prevent corruption in the oil, gas and mining sectors if they ask the right questions. Corruption schemes can be complex and opaque, yet clear patterns and similar signs of problematic behavior do exist across resource-rich countries.