NRGI is publishing case studies on South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia that describe alternative legal and institutional mechanisms that these countries have put in place to control the price of mineral exports, operational and capital expenditures, and the cost of debt.
When Premium Times began investigating the Malabu oil scandal—which involves Royal Dutch Shell and Eni, as well as former Nigeria petroleum minister Dan Etete and other politically exposed persons—there was little sense of where the Nigerian newspaper’s reporting would lead.
While there are potential benefits to increased value addition in Tanzania’s minerals sector, the current policy may or may not achieve the intended impact. There are a number of factors that government officials should consider as they plan implementation of this policy.
انتقل الحديث عن حوكمة قطاع النفظ و الغاز و المناجم من طور " المحظور" الى قلب النقاشات حول المسار الاصلاحي بالبلاد التونسية اثر الثورة منها تلك التي رافقت صياغة دستور 2014. حيث كان مرد هذه النقاشات الاصوات المتعالية للجهات المهمّشة و منظّمات المجتمع المدني التي اتهمت نظام بن علي الذي تم اسقاطه بالرشوة و سوء التصرف في الثروات الطبيعية للبلاد.
Since the Tunisian revolution, governance of Tunisia’s oil, gas and mining sectors has morphed from a taboo subject to the heart of reform discussions, including those around the 2014 constitution. The constitution linked natural resources to issues of good governance, sustainable development and regional development. One of the most directly relevant provisions, article 13, requires parliamentary approval of natural resource contracts.
Jean-Pierre Okenda, Anders Pedersen, Charles Young, Perrine Toledano
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) member since 2008, highlighting a commitment to improving transparency and good governance in the extractives sector.
As the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) board met in Bogotá on International Women’s Day this week, it is a perfect moment to reflect on how mechanisms like the initiative can be better harnessed to empower women’s voices in resource governance.
As the largest resource-for-infrastructure deal ever reached at the time of its signature, the Sicomines case has generated much controversy in Kinshasa, Beijing, and Western capitals alike. It is so large in scale that its value exceeded the Congolese state budget the year it was signed.