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Norwegians announce support for the NRC: “From Resource Curse to Inclusive Growth? Norway supports the Natural Resource Charter” (17th Feb 2011)

“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... Read More

NRC Executive Session during the EITI Global Conference 2011 in Paris (2-3rd March 2011)

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... Read More

“Five Inexpensive Actions that Europe Can Take for Africa”, Paul Collier (March 2011)

“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... Read More

“How Africa can Extract Big Benefits for Everyone from Natural Resources!”, Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist of the World Bank Africa Region, Guardian.co.uk Poverty Matters Blog (29th June 2011)

 “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... Read More

“The African State and Natural Resource Governance in the 21st Century”, Ngozi Okongo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria, Opening Speech at the North South Institute Governing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development (19 May 2013)

…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.... Read More

Where to From Here?, Arthur Mutambara, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Zimbabwe (22 May 2013)

“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... Read More

Policy Dialogue on Nigerian Natural Resource Charter and Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (27 June 2013)

“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... Read More