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As producing countries grapple with lower prices for oil and many other commodities, NRGI experts are exploring the challenges—and, in some cases, opportunities—of the new price landscape. Follow our analysis of the issue through op-eds, blog posts, and reports here.

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This year's conference focused on the implications of falling commodity prices, bringing together policy makers, practitioners, academics and other leading experts (including many from developing countries) to discuss the salient policy and governance challenges and the latest analysis on these issues.

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While the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has successfully increased transparency in the extractive sector over the last ten years, data from its reports are often underutilized by global and in-country actors. If this challenge is overcome, EITI reports could inform much more to policymaking and public debate, and thereby contribute to better governance and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sector.

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The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization has published a new e-book, Africa at a Fork in the Road NRGI’s Daniel Kaufmann contributed a chapter entitled “Evidence-based Reflections on Natural Resource Governance and Corruption in Africa,” a comparative empirical exploration of governance in Africa, with a focus on managing natural resources such as hydrocarbons and minerals.

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NRGI has created a series of short, illustrated overviews of key topics in NRGI's portfolio of work. Together they serve as a robust introduction for the lay reader to fundamental issues and concepts in resource governance.

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NRGI conference webcast tomorrow and Friday, new EITI dataset

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Natural Resource Governance Institute hails Statoil disclosures, calls for action in US.

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The 2013 Resource Governance Index (RGI) measures the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sector of 58 countries among the world's top producers of oil, gas and minerals.

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For many in energy importing economies, low prices are a boon. But the drop in commodity prices is impacting the wellbeing of citizens in developing, resource-rich countries...

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Azerbaijan is the first-ever country to be downgraded from “compliant” in the EITI. The country now has an opportunity to improve civic space and enable its EITI process to function as a truly multi-stakeholder initiative.

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NRGI and its partners offer courses to civil society advocates, government officials, journalists and parliamentarians working toward improving the management of oil, gas and minerals. Course offerings and participant videos are now available.

State-Owned Enterprises Featured Video

Some state-owned enterprises have been effective vehicles for state policy. Others have fostered inefficiency, revenue shortfalls and corruption...

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The sale of crude oil by governments and their national oil companies is one of the least scrutinized aspects of oil sector governance. This report is the first detailed examination of those sales, and focuses on the top ten oil exporting countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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