Category Archives: The Resource Curse

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The Other Resource Curse – Moving away from fossil fuels could be devastating for some of the world’s poorest countries.

Foreign Policy. BY MICHAEL LEVI |  FEBRUARY 7, 2013 For as long as people have talked about moving beyond fossil fuels, another tantalizing prospect has hovered over the horizon: the decline of…

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From the Ground Up – Revenue Watch Institute Annual Report 2012

INTRODUCTION We are at the beginning of an era of new opportunities to address the challenges faced by countries rich in natural resources but in many cases fragile and poor,…

Emerging Economies: Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries Working Paper Series

Revenue Watch Institute & Transparency & Accountability Initiative. 28 November 2012 Emerging economies, their governments and their companies, are playing an increased role in oil, gas and mining production –…

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Can Transparency Transform Mineral Wealth into Well-being?

Revenue Watch Institute. 29 November 2012 Revenue Watch Institute deputy director Antoine Heuty spoke about mineral wealth in the Maghreb at a seminar in Barcelona on 30 November 2012, sponsored by…

Revenue Watch Institute’s Work in Guinea

Revenue Watch has advised the Government of Guinea since early 2011 on various elements of its mining sector reform. RWI was one of several advisors to the Ministry of Mines…

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Guinea, Making Contracts Public for Greater Transparency, Accountability – Revenue Watch Institute

15 February 2013 NEW YORK/CONAKRY, Guinea—The government of Guinea’s online publication today of its contracts with mining companies brings significant transparency to the most important part of the country’s economy and advances…