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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.

Publish What You Pay Featured Video

Today, Switzerland-based trading house Trafigura disclosed how much it paid to several governments in exchange for commodities in its first annual responsibility report. For decades, physical commodity traders have embraced secrecy as a basic part of their business model, even when dealing with public institutions. The disclosures by Trafigura represent a much-needed step away from this unfortunate tradition. There remains, however, ample room for improvement.

Australia Featured Video

Daniel Kaufmann, president and CEO of NRGI, delivered a video keynote address at the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference in Brisbane.

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NRGI team members from around the world joined around 1,500 participants the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Mexico City from October 26 through October 29. Through workshops, panel discussions, plenaries, gatherings and instructional sessions, attendees focused on the positive impact of open, accountable, transparent government and closely examined key governance challenges.

Azerbaijan Featured Video

NRGI strongly condemns the severe beating of NRGI advisory council board member Ilgar Mammadov in an Azerbaijan prison on 16 October 2015. It is believed that high-ranking prison staff battered Mr. Mammadov, who has been unjustly imprisoned and remains incarcerated despite international outcry.

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With the long super-cycle of high commodity prices behind us, the party is over—it seems lower oil and mineral prices may be around for some time. Many resource-rich countries are now under financial stress...

Subnational Featured Video

This photo essay is the sixth installment in NRGI's 2015 extractive industries photo documentary project, which aims to capture the complex political, environmental and social realities at resource extraction sites throughout Myanmar.

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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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Commodity Trading Transparency, Myanmar Extractives Photos,, and more...

State-Owned Enterprises Featured Video

The first in-depth, independent analysis of how Nigeria’s NNPC sells its oil: how oil sale practices have worsened since 2010, why Nigeria’s government should pursue two tracks of reform, and annexes on oil-for-fuel swaps, government-to-government sales, and the troubled domestic crude allocation...

EITI Featured Video

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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