Transparency and Accountability in
Natural Resource Revenue Management

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 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? […]

Researching on the Management and Distribution of Revenues from Gold Mining Activities in Obuasi, (the Golden City) Ghana:

Kasimba`s One-Month Experience and My Thoughts
The Arrival 
For about 8 weeks ago, Kasimba touched the Ghanaian soils to explore the management […]

Global Inequality fuels revolution: New cross-national evidence of the economic origins of conflict

The further a country’s development falls behind the richest countries, the more likely it is to see protests and even revolutions. That is the central finding of research by Christa Brunnschweiler and Päivi Lujala, to be presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference in Brighton in March 2016. […]