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I get stirred up by all types of governance data, so in honor of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, I though I’d highlight a few efforts to measure…

Jim Anderson |

  Offshore oil and rig platform. Photo: © curraheeshutter / Shutterstock. Countries with large nonrenewable resources can benefit significantly from them, but reliance on revenues from these…

Rolando Ossowski, Håvard Halland |

Industrial area in the city of Kitwe, Zambia - located in the copper belt. Photo: Arne Hoel What would you expect in a mineral rich developing country? High Government revenues from the mineral…

Srinivas Gurazada |

Photo Credit: Cor Laffra Let’s assume you are a Finance Minister or ministry official of a country that has newly discovered oil or minerals. What actions lay ahead? Or, if oil and mineral…

Håvard Halland, Sridar Padmanabhan Kannan |

Brazil: Resource Rich Emerging Market - World Bank photo collection Does governance matter? Yes. Intuitively to many development practitioners, the link between governance and growth is…

Michael Jarvis, Christina Tecson |

Resource rich developing countries face challenges in ensuring that revenues from Extractive Industries (EI) are used to foster economic development, reduce poverty and promote shared prosperity…

Hassane Cisse |

[[tweetable]]Relationships with affected communities can make or break mining activities. [[/tweetable]]From a business perspective, local disputes can lead to more than US$20 million per week in…

Jared Schott, Felix Marco Conteh, Nathaniel King, Deval Desai, Nicholas Menzies |

Oil pumps, in southern Russia. Photo: Gennadiy Kolodkin / World Bank As the Financial Times pointed out recently, oil companies such as Exxon Mobil and Shell would, under measures considered for…

Håvard Halland, Alan Gelb, Silvana Tordo |

  As newly resource-rich countries grapple with how to manage their resources well, questions arise on how governments can channel natural resource revenues into smart investments, as well as…

Shilpa Banerji |

​Back in 2004,  Extractive Industries Review noted that “the overall framework of governance within which Extractives Industries (EI) development takes place will be a major determinant of its…

Michael Jarvis |