Myanmar is the world’s largest producer of jade. While the industry is estimated to be worth billions of dollars annually, it has been shrouded in secrecy. Open Data: Myanmar Jade is a new website from NRGI that sheds light on the industry using the latest data released through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the Myanmar Gems Enterprise. Read the press release here.
Last Chance to Apply for the Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance
Developed through a collaboration between the University of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government and NRGI, this intensive five-day course provides the training and insight required for senior policy-makers to manage and govern their nations' oil, gas or mineral resources.
Beneficial Ownership Screening: Practical Measures to Reduce Corruption Risks in Extractives Licensing
A growing number of governments are developing legal policies and information systems for collecting and publishing data about the real people who own, control or economically benefit from a company. This briefing offers advice on how governments can strengthen extractives licensing policies and processes to tackle basic corruption risks.
NRGI Impact: Mongolia’s State-Owned Mining Company Publishes Key Information, Improving Transparency
NRGI staff worked through multiple channels to help raise awareness about the need to improve the transparency of state-owned mining company Erdenes Mongol. One key effort was to share and explain the results of the Resource Governance Index.
As Contracts are Published in Lebanon, Civil Society Coalition Aims to Further Transparency
In the wake of the launch of Lebanese Coalition for Good Governance in Extractive Industries coalition, NRGI Middle East and North Africa regional program manager Laury Haytayan spoke about major challenges the country faces as it develops its oil and gas sector.
Photo by Flickr user Karl Baron via Creative Commons license
A recent shift in power highlights the political potency of resource governance issues such as anticorruption and subnational resource governance in Malaysia, as well as the strong role that political parties can play in addressing resource governance challenges, IDEAS fellow Tricia Yeoh writes in this guest blog post.
NRGI in the news and on the web
U.S. House Backs Measures to Sanction Myanmar's Military, Nudge Gem Sector Reform
The Irrawady (Myanmar)
Nigeria Loses N4.7bn Daily as Shell, Others Cut Export
Daily Trust (Nigeria)
First Phase of Lebanon Oil Exploration Set to Begin
Al Bawaba (Jordan)
The Journey of the Blood Jade
Tanzania Drive Against Illicit Cash Transfers
The Citizen (Tanzania)
Atelier sur l’évaluation de la feuille de route pour la divulgation de la propriété réelle
ITIE-RDC (Democratic Republic of Congo)