The agreement between OPEC producers last week raised the prospect of higher oil prices for the medium term. Over the last six months, other commodity prices have increased, and so have the prospects of many mining companies.
As a lower middle-income country that heavily depends on remittances from migrant workers hard hit by the economic downturn in Russia, Tajikistan is in desperate need of foreign capital to balance its economic growth.
Andrew Bauer, Dorjdari Namkhaijantsan, David Mihalyi
Mongolia is facing a debt crisis unlike anything seen since the end of communism. It is not too late to avoid a chaotic sovereign default, whereby the government is suddenly unable to pay its bills. Several options are available to stem the crisis.
For years, Tanzania learned lessons in effective petroleum resource revenue management from Ghana and Uganda. During the latest regional media training course from NRGI, Tanzania’s recent stewardship of the sector presented lessons for Ugandan and Ghanaian journalists to take home.
As thousands gather in Paris for the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, Tunisia provides one powerful example of how open government can support trust and collaboration between government and citizens.
Carole Nakhle, an NRGI advisory council member, founder and director of London-based advisory, research and training company Crystol Energy, and founder of Access for Women in Energy, shared her impressions of the global hydrocarbons market, as well as some thoughts on key producers in the Middle East and North Africa, in this interview.
With the Open Government Partnership Global Summit coming up 7-9 December in Paris, government reformers and civil society campaigners working on the extractives and land sectors will be pleased to see that contract transparency and environmental disclosure will likely feature in the summit outcome document.