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Video from this year’s NRC Annual Workshop

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Report from Natural Resource Charter annual technical workshop, Oxford, June 2011

The Natural Resource Charter (NRC) annual technical workshop took place over two days in Oxford at the end of June. This meeting saw over 100 experts and practitioners come together to discuss, debate and consider updates to the technical guidance... Read More

Invitation for inputs to the Natural Resource Charter

Dear Colleagues, The Natural Resource Charter invites contributions from all stakeholders as part of its annual consultation and revision process. The Charter is a ‘living document’; it is open for submissions to update and refine its recommendations based on emerging... Read More

Revisions to the Natural Resource Charter recommendations: 2010

The year of 2010 saw a continuation of the Charter’s global consultation process, drawing on a wide range of expertise and stakeholders views and culminating in the annual technical workshop, held in Oxford in September 16th and 17th. Throughout 2010... Read More

Volatility of Commodity Prices and Investment Flows

Precept 8 The unpredictability and volatility of commodity prices, capital movements and revenue flows are well known—often from bitter experience of inflation, Dutch Disease and boom & bust in public expenditure and borrowing in resource-rich countries. A couple of recent... Read More

Ghana Oil Readiness Report Card

Last month, Ghana’s Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas issued a ‘Readiness Report Card’ on stakeholder preparations for the potentially transformative—and disruptive—impact of oil revenues from the Jubilee Field, where commercial extraction began in December 2010, marking Ghana’s debut as an oil producer.... Read More

Oil Money Must Not Be Eaten Too

Civil Society Uganda Precept 2 When the big people eat the money…indignant animators strike back. Watch this call for transparency and vigilance circulating in Uganda, urging families to take possession of theirresource wealth—and their country. Hat tip: Alice Powell at the... Read More

Transparency and Beyond

Precept 1 Precept 2 Precept 11 Precept 12 Earlier this year the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) held its fifth Global Conference in Paris. The event was dominated by often lively debate on three broad issues: the extent to which the voluntary... Read More

New rules for Africa’s resource scramble

This post previously appeared on February 21st 2011 as a guest posting at the Aid Thoughts blog. Natural resource extraction in Africa is a big deal. Particularly when it comes to sub-soil assets such as oil, gas and minerals. Between 2000 and... Read More

Conditional Cash Transfers can help deliver real benefits for citizens

Mexico Precept 1 Precept 9 Over at the Guardian’s development blog, Madeline Bunting discusses the growing popularity of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) in emerging economies and the development community. What does this have to do with natural resources? A great deal, it turns out. The... Read More