Transparency, Identity, and Governance of High-Value Natural Resources
Valuable natural resources, such as oil, gemstones, and timber, should provide opportunities for countries and peoples to escape poverty.
Paradoxically, evidence shows that the opposite has often been the case.
This project examines how information disclosure about natural resource revenue management can improve accountability in revenue spending, transforming natural resource riches in developing countries into a blessing rather than a curse.
Special Issue Call
Understanding the ‘local’ aspect of participation and citizen engagement in natural resources governance
We invite interdisciplinary analysis from any geographical region that empirically and/or theoretically study the complex nature of local participation and citizen engagement in natural resource (revenue) governance in developing countries.