As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, NRGI experts have analyzed its impacts on resource-rich countries' economies. This month NRGI has released freshly updated assessments for countries including Myanmar, Nigeria and Uganda. Some include audio commentary from NRGI's country experts: listen to Sophia Rwegellera speak about the situation in Tanzania.
Covering Extractives is a free, multimedia resource for journalists of all levels, drawing on NRGI's extensive experience in training journalists. The online guide includes an overview of the sector and key issues, insights from reporters, examples of extractives governance journalism, and sources for data and stories. Visit the website and read the blog post.
Since 2017, ResourceProjects.org has been the only place to find all project-level payments to governments disclosed by oil, gas and mining companies. With this month's improvements, users can more easily find, track and analyze data that supports accountability in natural resource extraction. Explore the new site and read the blog post.
Governance of Mexico's mining sector remains weak, while the oil and gas sector has achieved marginal improvements, with a "satisfactory" score overall. Read this new assessment, which uses the Resource Governance Index methodology, in English or Spanish, and learn more from this Spanish-language op-ed.
Transparency in Extractive Industry Procurement: High Stakes and New Initiatives to Improve Governance
Procurement spending in the extractive industries is a huge potential lever for economic and social development, but comes with the risk of corruption and other challenges. Learn more in this Ryerson University webinar featuring NRGI's Rob Pitman.
The Global Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Batteries: Governance Implications
The next in a series of webinars on minerals in Andean countries is in English, later today at 10 a.m. Peru/12 p.m. Chile/3 p.m. GMT. Register to attend.
International Anti-Corruption Conference
NRGI's Alexandra Gillies will speak at two online IACC events next week. To join, sign up to the IACC and then register for individual sessions. At Climate Action: Time for Integrity (30 November) experts will explore the intersection of climate change and corruption, including barriers to climate action, impacts of climate governance corruption, and possible solutions. On 1 December Gillies will feature in The Future of Anti-Corruption in the Natural Resource Space: Building Strategies Across Different Levels. This workshop will explore the actions and strategies needed to advance the anti-corruption agenda at the international, country and local levels to tackle key challenges from state capture to bribery.
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