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Primer: Measurement and Assessment of Natural Resource Governance

  • Briefing

  • 27 April 2015

Countries ought to initiate a strategy process as early as possible; the process should guide decision making yet remain adaptable to changing circumstances.


  • The success or failure of resource management rests on getting governance and economic management right across a whole chain of decisions. Therefore, each step in the chain must be carefully considered.
  • NRGI provides two measurement and assessment tools to help countries identify their strengths and weaknesses: the Resource Governance Index and the Natural Resource Charter Analysis Framework.
  • These frameworks can help resource-rich countries identify and address weaknesses and inform comprehensive sector reforms or strategies.