Parliaments

Parliaments can significantly increase natural resource revenues and help use them wisely, if lawmakers understand the issues and their own budget oversight responsibilities. RWI’s training program gives parliaments the knowledge they need to foster national growth and reduce poverty.

Our toolkit includes briefings on managing oil, gas and minerals, videos offering lessons from lawmakers in their own words, and a study of our impact to date: The Capacity to Change.

Parliaments can significantly increase natural resource revenues and help use them wisely, if lawmakers understand the issues and their own budget oversight responsibilities. RWI’s training program gives parliaments the knowledge they need to foster national growth and reduce poverty.

Our toolkit includes briefings on managing oil, gas and minerals, videos offering lessons from lawmakers in their own words, and a study of our impact to date: The Capacity to Change.

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By working directly with civil society, Tanzanian MPs were able to improve their draft mining bill dramatically.

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Lawmakers from Uganda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania face the serious responsibility of ensuring that resource wealth can translate into public benefit.


As part of our programming, NRGI has developed five briefings offering an overview of the current situation in Myanmar's extractive sector on the following topics: EITI, contract disclosure, revenue management, state-owned enterprises and fiscal regimes.

This recently posted video is from the 2014 high-level executive extractives course at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government.

Falling oil prices have had dramatic effects on the solvency of highly oil-dependent countries, particularly those that have not saved much of their windfall receipts in boom years. In November, Ghana’s finance ministry presented its 2015 Budget Statement and Economic Policy to parliament...

Ghana’s Minister of Finance has tabled before the country’s parliament the government’s 2015 budget and economic policy statement. The budget statement includes economic forecasts, estimated revenues and proposed resource allocation for the upcoming financial year, as well as projections for 2015 petroleum receipts.

For more than a century, mining has played a prominent role in Ghana’s economy. Despite recent mine closures spurred by falling gold prices, the sector has averaged $2 billion per year for more than five years, accounted for 6 percent of GDP, and contributed 18 percent of total corporate tax earnings and 27 percent of total government revenues...

A study tour in September brought six Mongolian MPs and three parliamentary staff members to western Canada, where they met with tax and public finance officials from British Columbia and Alberta, provincial and federal legislators, leaders of Canada’s First Nations (indigenous communities), and representatives from industry who work with mining-affected communities.

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