Transparency and Accountability in Natural Resource Revenue Management (2014-2018)

To combat corruption and increase accountability and government effectiveness in many developing countries, the international community and advocacy groups have been pushing for greater transparency. Consequently, advocates, officials, and diplomats are increasingly focusing on transparency as the means to better manage revenues from high-value natural resources in developing countries. Read more about the project.


The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative implementation process

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has become an international hallmark of the efforts to promote better extractive-sector management and improved societal development in natural resource-rich countries. Since its establishment in 2003, a large number […]

Has the EITI been a demonstrable success?

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is now a global standard for transparency in extractive sectors, but has the initiative been a demonstrable success?
Blog by Dr Philippe Le Billon

The Anglo Gold Ashanti (AGA) and Obuasi Town Saga

Obuasi, a town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, also known as sikakrom, or the rich city is famous for its gold mining activities. Mining in Obuasi has been going on for over 130 years and the town has been the mining grounds for the Ashanti Goldfields Company (AGC) since 1897. […]

A Letter from Kumasi, Ghana

I have been in Ghana for 2 months now. It has been hot and dry but in the last two weeks it seems like the Harmattan season is getting to an end with frequent rainfalls, especially in the afternoons. Despite the heat and all other challenges I have been encountering, […]

Environment and Peace

How to harness natural resources for peacebuilding in post-conflict societies? How to protect the environment during a civil war? How to prevent natural resources from facilitating armed conflict? How to solve tensions over land, water, forest, and sub-soil assets so that they do not escalate to violent disputes? […]