Research for the 2021 edition of NRGI's Resource Governance Index has begun. The index measures the governance of oil, gas and mining sectors in resource-producing countries and provides freely available public data to help inform evidence-based decision-making.
The world’s determination to fight climate change and green the energy mix is a concern for large Middle Eastern oil exporters, which sit on massive proven hydrocarbon reserves. The risk of such assets becoming stranded and losing value is high, with significant consequences for these poorly diversified economies.
Extractive sector policies and governance choices are holding back solar and wind projects in many countries. Part of the trouble lies in the shortsighted habits of political decision-making that oil, gas or coal exploitation can foster. Debates about domestic energy use are highly political and can fall prey to narrow agendas.
A new "frequently asked questions" briefing about the supply chain for electric vehicle batteries provides information about the governance, corruption, human rights abuses and environmental dimensions of battery production.
In this post, the authors present experiences and lessons shared by African negotiators who have negotiated with Chinese entities. These best practices can help African governments to generate more value from negotiations with China.
Renforcer les capacités sur les enjeux des activités extractives et les défis qui se posent aux pays riches en ressources en Afrique francophone, face aux ambitions légitimes des peuples d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie grâce à leurs ressources extractives.
In Latin America, major governance challenges hinder the positive impact natural resources could have on economic and social development. In this post the authors put forth four priority actions that can shape the region’s extractive sector in the years to come.