NRGI exists because decisions about how natural resources are governed determine the wellbeing of people in resource-rich countries, and of the planet. We partner with reformers in civil society and government to design and implement just policies based on evidence and the priorities of citizens in resource-rich developing countries.
In resource-rich developing countries NRGI has succeeded in supporting policy reform and implementation, ensuring that resource revenues benefit extraction-affected communities. We have also directly contributed to the growth and strength of engaged civil society organizations, accompanying them in their advocacy for transparency and monitoring of the extractives sector.
Internationally, NRGI is a leading player in the evolution of global extractive industry governance standards and their adaptation to drive the energy transition.