Open Government Partnership Global Summit
Learn more about NRGI's participation at the ongoing Open Government Partnership Global Summit and tune in to three webcasts: Open Government Commitments for Accountable and Gender-Responsive Natural Resource Governance, featuring NRGI's Suneeta Kaimal, The State of Open Data: Rebooting Open Data Interventions on the Road to 2030, featuring Marie Lintzer, and Extractive Company Payment Disclosures: Increasing Openness and Accountability for How Resource Revenues Are Spent, featuring Anne Chinweze.
Deadline to Apply for Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining is 2 June
Policy leaders in the public or private sector should consider this opportunity to learn from leading resource governance experts in Oxford later this year. Scholarships are available. Apply by 2 June.
Contract disclosure in oil, gas and mining is rapidly becoming standard practice around the world, but in Myanmar, there has been little progress on contract transparency. The government now has an important opportunity to overhaul disclosure requirements and ensure Myanmar keeps pace with a growing global trend.
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Global Conference 2019
Learn more about the upcoming conference in Paris and check back for a full slate of activities in which NRGI is participating once the agenda is published.
NRGI's new database on national oil companies (NOCs) continues to attract users. Read more about the public financial management dimensions of NOCs in this guest post on the International Monetary Fund's blog. And on the International Budget Partnership's blog, NRGI's Patrick Heller and David Manley answer the question "Are National Oil Companies Champions or Obstacles for Energy Transition?"
NRGI President and CEO Daniel Kaufmann Speaks on Corruption
In May, Kaufmann spoke about corruption, state capture and resource governance in a number of Spanish cities and featured in articles in El País, Valencia Plaza, Informatius a Punt, Economía 3, Europa Press, La Verdad and Onda Regional.
Public Payment Data Reveal Practical Challenges in Taxing Mining Companies in Africa: A Guinea Case Study
NRGI's Thomas Lassourd shares insights from publicly available EITI datasets on payments made by mining companies to the government of Guinea.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is pushing for deregulation and “re-regulation” in all sectors. A training module two years in the making could aid the effort.
Mongolia Reaffirms Commitment to Publish Mining, Petroleum Contracts
At the launch of the ResourceContracts.mn contracts portal, Mongolia’s deputy minister of mines and heavy industry reaffirmed the country’s commitment to publishing mining and petroleum contracts and announced the public release of over 150 new contracts. (Read this blog post in Mongolian.)
Why Tunisia Should Resume Use of Model Contracts in the Hydrocarbons Sector
Legal reform is necessary to stem a crisis in the Tunisian oil and gas sector, and reintegrating the use of a model contract for oil and gas should be part of that reform.
NRGI in the news and on the web
RDC : L’indice de gouvernance met à nu la megestion dans les entreprises publiques du secteur extractif
Desk Eco (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Excess Crude Savings: Why Nigerian Gov't Must ‘Aggressively’ Fund NSIA – Official
Premium Times (Nigeria)
Possibility of Acacia Exit Draws Mixed Responses
v The Citizen (Tanzania)
U.K. Financial Regulator Confirms Oil, Gas and Mining Companies Must Name Government Entities Receiving their Payments
Extract-a-Fact (Publish What You Pay blog)
How to Fight Corruption—and Why we Should
Chicago Booth Review
Pwint Thit Sa 2019: Five Things You Need to Know
The Myanmar Times