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“The ‘resource curse’ refers to the paradox that abundant natural resources, specifically non-renewable resources like minerals and fuels, for various reasons have tended to deter economic growth and human development outcomes in many countries…We hope the Charter will serve as...
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The 5thAnnual EITI Global Conference, “Transparency Counts”, saw around 1000 leaders from governments, companies, civil society as well as international organizations and academia gathering in Paris to discuss the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. The question of how to broaden the...
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“On March 15th, Commissioner Piebalgs convened a meeting of experts on development (surely a good sign). Here I suggest five Commission actions which would help Africa” Full Article...
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 “As the Natural Resource Charter holds its 2nd Annual Workshop a the University of Oxford, in the UK this week, the combination of rising commodity prices and falling costs of communication technology presents Africa with an unprecedented opportunity to reduce poverty...
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…for the purposes of managing natural resource revenues, I have found frameworks such as the Natural Resource Charter and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative to be helpful” Full Transcript....
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“In addition to the specific recommendations above, Zimbabwe must embrace the global initiative around the concept of a Natural Resource Charter, a brain child of independent academics and practitioners championed by Professor Paul Collier of Oxford University. Their analysis and...
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“The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) in partnership with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) held a policy dialogue on Natural Resource Charter and the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) Act…The objective of the...
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