Learn more about a free data tool that helps key stakeholders to better understand the state of resource governance in countries around the world.
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is committed to increasing transparency and accountability in the extractive sector. One of NRGI's flagship contributions in pursuit of this mission is the Resource Governance Index (RGI), a free data tool that helps key stakeholders—government officials, staff at civil society organizations, oversight actors and private sector executives—to better understand the state of resource governance in countries around the world. But understanding resource governance is only the first step. NRGI produces the RGI as a global benchmark, country and sector diagnostic tool, and a roadmap for policy and practice reforms at the global, regional and country levels.
NRGI last released the index in 2017, empowering and enabling public officials, communities and organizations to push for greater transparency, accountability, and reform within the oil, gas and mining sectors. This year NRGI took a new approach, with the staggered release of country assessments over several months, and the publication of analysis of the assessments as a group in December 2021.