The Natural Resource Governance Institute will host a panel event at which experts will discuss the importance of data and how improved oil, gas and mining governance could drive development gains.

With the 2014 presidential election finally settled, Afghanistan could be on the verge of its so-called “transformational decade”—one focused on peace and development, following more than 13 years as a ward, more or less, of the international community and a frontline for the “war on terror” that has played out in the region.

On September 24, the Open Government Partnership held a high-level event at the United Nations Building, where NRGI’s Suneeta Kaimal and fellow OGP co-chairs showcased country commitments and presented the 2014 Open Government Awards honoring citizen engagement initiatives from around the world. View Suneeta’s speech, see photos with U.S. President Barack Obama, and learn more about OGP here.

Earlier this month six Mongolian members of parliament (MPs) and three parliamentary staff members toured western Canada to learn about Canada’s experience managing its mineral and oil booms and busts.

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