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Second Natural Resource Charter Annual Workshop held in Oxford, September 16 and 17

Charter Announcement Natural Resource Charter Annual Workshop Building an Informed Consensus 15-16 September, 2010 The annual workshop on the Natural Resource Charter took place over two days in mid-September, 2010. The conference was held at the Department of Economics in... Read More

The Natural Resource Charter and EITI: Building the Foundations of Informed Societies

November 24th, 2009 Posting at their website, Paul Collier praises the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) as ‘the right point’ in the chain of decisions about natural resources to ‘break the cycle of plunder’. He explains how the Natural Resource Charter... Read More

A New Division of Labor for Development in the 21st Century

United States of America Declaring that ‘the United States is changing the way we do business’, President Barack Obama announced a ‘new US Global Development Policy – the first of its kind’, to the Millennium Development Goals Summit at UN Headquarters... Read More

Guardian Poverty Matters: Fast-tracking progress on the MDGs

Commenting on the Millennium Development Goals Summit, Paul Collier and Jamie Drummond argue that, in the face of OECD austerity and faster growth in poorer, resource-rich countries, further progress towards the MDGs requires a global process to bring common standards... Read More

NYT: The Right Sorts of Arrangements for an Age of Austerity and Interdependence

September 18th, 2010 Bono, wearing his hat as a contributing columnist for The New York Times, sees cause for optimism after ten years of the Millennium Development Goals. However, with a ‘great distance left to travel’, he describes three areas where the... Read More

CNN article: Can Africa break its ‘resource curse’?

The following article from CNN explores the challenges facing African governments today: Newly-found resource wealth can lead to corruption and cronyism. Nigeria is a prime example, where the country’s own corruption agency estimates between $300 billion to $400 billion of oil money has been... Read More