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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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In an article for Finance & Development, NRGI president Daniel Kaufmann outlines the contours of Latin America’s wide, encompassing networks of corruption. He writes that corruption often involves a network of politicians, organizations, companies, and private individuals colluding to “capture” benefits from access to power, public resources, and policymaking, at the expense of the public good. Kaufmann suggests an alternative view of corruption—“the privatization of public policy.”

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This report offers the first in-depth, independent analysis of how Nigeria’s NNPC sells its oil. The main body of the report describes how oil sale practices have worsened since 2010, largely through the expansion (and abuse) of makeshift measures introduced to work around NNPC's fundamental problems. The authors explain why Nigeria’s government should pursue two tracks of reform. The report also includes annexes on oil-for-fuel swaps, government-to-government sales, and the troubled domestic crude allocation (DCA).

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This briefing explores options open to countries for collecting, publishing and using information on the beneficial owners of oil, gas and mining companies. It provides background on how beneficial ownership works in the extractive industries and why it matters.

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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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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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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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Under its new Standard, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was expanded from a forum for reconciling extractive resource revenues, to a broader instrument for the disclosure of information across the entire extractive industry decision chain...

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

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News and analysis from NRGI, including new data resources, government preparedness, NRGI Conference 2015 videos...

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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.

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