Our most-read blog posts of 2020 focused on the impatcs of the coronavirus pandemic on natural resource governance - from how governments in mineral-dependent countries can respond to the pandemic, to the link between fallig oil prices and increased corruption. Read them all here.
The oil and mining transparency rule adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will fail to achieve the level of payment disclosure necessary to deter corruption in the natural resource sector.
En medio de la agitación política en el Perú, las leyes sobre la gobernanza de los recursos naturales han sido puestas en peligro con el fin de atraer inversiones para la reactivación económica. El crecimiento en la inversión no debería producirse a costa del debilitamiento de la gobernanza.
Norman Eisen, Daniel Kaufmann, Suneeta Kaimal, Michael Jarvis, Kelsey Landau, Allison Merkel, Erica Westenberg, Mario Picon, Robin J. Lewis
The nature and magnitude of the shifts in the world require the natural resource governance field to rethink and evolve in major ways. In order to attain progress ahead, a major shift is needed in the strategies, actions, and tools that the field has traditionally relied upon.
Amid political turmoil in Peru, laws around natural resource governance are being put in jeopardy in the name of attracting investment. However, growth in investment should come at the cost of weakened governance in the sector.
ResourceProjects.org contains data on more than $240 billion in oil, gas and mining payments to governments in 2019 alone. With a new data layout and updated company and country pages, users can quickly find out how much (or little) a company is paying in taxes, royalties, production entitlements and more.