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NRGI seeks individual researchers and peer reviewers to support the data gathering process for the 2016 Resource Governance Index. Researchers will be responsible for answering a detailed questionnaire for each country under their responsibility, providing information on the government’s reporting and disclosure practices and on the country’s legal framework for the extractive sector. NRGI particularly welcomes applications from locally-based independent researchers who are committed to working long-term on resource governance issues in the country they are covering.

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One of the principal aims of the NRGI research and data team is to encourage and facilitate the use of data to promote accountability and transparency. To that end, the team is developing a suite of data tools to collect, analyze and present publicly available data in a user-friendly manner...

Another year goes by and the elation we felt is like a distant memory. Five years ago today, on 21 July 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law, and all those who support a genuinely open natural resource sector hailed an important provision contained in the huge financial reform bill.

Ghana’s petroleum industry has undergone massive changes in recent years. Discoveries of commercial quantities of oil in the Jubilee fields in 2007 have triggered significant growth in Ghana’s petroleum sector and brought hope that petroleum resources will yield meaningful benefits for Ghana’s people...