As part of the 2017 Civil Society Policy Forum of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Annual Meetings, NRGI hosted the Washington, D.C., launch of the 2017 Resource Governance Index (RGI) on 12 October. The Washington, D.C., launch followed a June global launch in London.
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), in partnership with the government of Indonesia, is organizing an international beneficial ownership conference in Indonesia on 23-24 October. The conference will be an opportunity to showcase best practices, discuss challenges, provide peer-learning and exchange experiences, and will feature NRGI’s Daniel Kaufmann and Erica Westenberg.
This new index shows promise in some developing countries, but raises alarms over sovereign wealth funds and citizens' freedom to hold governments to account.