The Leveraging Transparency to Reduce Corruption project, led by the Brookings Institution and supported by Results for Development and NRGI, has shared an annotated bibliography of more than 150 books, papers, tools/datasets, and other resources addressing transparency, accountability and participation efforts along the natural resource value chain. Norman Eisen wrote about LTRC in this blog post.
Broadening the Scope of Governance Assessments
In this commentary for Mining Journal, NRGI's Daniel Kaufmann and Erica Westenberg argue that civic space and continued transparency (including disclosure of contracts and beneficial ownership information) are aligned with mining companies' interests.
State capture" is defined as the efforts of individuals or firms to shape the formation of laws, policies and regulations of the state to their own advantage by providing illicit private gains to public officials. This page hosts the work of NRGI experts on state capture and its effects.
Focus on Africa
Africa Oil Week: Governance, Transparency and Equitable Growth
NRGI's Audrey Gaughran will moderate this panel in Cape Town on 7 November, exploring how the global oil industry can expedite the African growth story through stronger governance and transparency.
Through EITI and other global and regional efforts to tackle the challenges posed by hidden ownership, African countries are taking the lead in improving beneficial ownership transparency in extractives. This conference will engage various stakeholders from government, civil society and companies to seek a way forward on beneficial ownership in Africa. Today, Daniel Kaufmann will speak to the press alongside Sengalese Minister of Justice Ismaila Madior Fall and EITI chairman Fredrik Reinfeldt. Tomorrow, 1 November, NRGI staff take part in events on extractives licensing risks and politically exposed persons and potential conflicts of interest. View the full schedule here.
Africa Oil Governance Summit: The Role of CSOs in Driving Local Content
NRGI's Kaisa Toroskainen will speak at this Accra conference on 14 November.
Making Headway: A Conversation with the CEO of Uganda’s National Oil Company
Josephine Wapakabulo established UNOC two years ago and was its first staff member. Wapakabulo discussed the Ugandan extractives context at the Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance.
What Challenges do Women Face in Tanzania’s Parliament?
At the Anglophone Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub Course held in September in Accra, parliamentarian Jesca Kishoa shared her experience and spoke about the role of political parties in natural resource governance.
Noble Wadzah represents civil society and community organizations at Ghana's Public Interest and Accountability Committee and is learning what representing civil society interests in oil revenue management looks like in practice.
New Guide Simplifies Extractives Company Tax Payment Analysis
Two NRGI economists write that Finding the Missing Millions, a Global Witness report, is a helpful resource for anyone interested in transparency and accountability in extractives taxation.
Examen de la propriété réelle : mesures pratiques pour réduire les risques de corruption dans les procédures d’octroi de licences extractives
NRGI in the news and on the web
'We’re Seeing Enormous Changes in the Contract Transparency Landscape'
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative blog
Zambia Tax Hikes to 'Break Economy's Back,' Mines Lobby Says
How Far Can Lebanon Go with Transparency Measures in its Oil and Gas Sector?
Where to Go for Information on Access to Information
The World Bank Governance for Development blog