Newly released estimates from satellite data show a 3% increase in global gas flaring globally in 2018 to 145 billion cubic meters (bcm).

Zubin Bamji |

In many countries, natural resources and extractive minerals are lucrative state assets that fail to contribute to economic prosperity. In resource-rich Africa, regulatory mismanagement,…

Cari Votava |

Natural resources management, particularly in the extractives industry, can make a meaningful contribution to a country’s economic growth when it leads to linkages to the broader economy. To…

Gözde Isik |

At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, leaders are not hiding their concerns about the commodities downturn. Government representatives express their…

Paulo de Sa |

What are some stories that caught your attention in 2015?   They are ones that focus on people, data and events tied to sustainable growth, climate action and efforts to end energy poverty.   As…

Andy Shuai Liu |

Podcast: Investment in Ghana It’s not every day that oil and gas companies commit to an $8 billion project, even as commodity prices show no signs of stabilizing. Such a deal is even tougher to…

Pankaj Gupta |

With oil in Niger and Uganda, natural gas in Mozambique and Tanzania, iron ore in Guinea and Sierra Leone―African countries are increasingly finding rich new deposits of oil, gas, or minerals and…

Makhtar Diop |

Imagine you are a leader of an African country and your entire government budget for the year is $1.2 billion. That same year, an investor sells 51 percent of their stake in a huge iron ore mine…

Caroline Anstey |