Monthly Archives: November 2017

Course Announcement: Reversing the Resource Curse 15 – 26 April 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 edition of NRGI’s Reversing the Resource Curse, which will be held from 15-26 April 2018 at the Central European University. Full information on the course can be found at: http://bit.ly/2jgL1VV; some highlights below. We would love to have more SAI participants this year so please consider applying and/or...
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Public Flashlight on Extractive industries: WGEI Enters Consortium with Civil Society Organizations

Networking with non-SAI stakeholders has been a priority for WGEI since the beginning. In October this year, the WGEI entered into a consortium with a group of non-SAI stakeholders to seek donor support for extractive industry audit and civil society dialogue.  A number of multilateral organization and initiatives, government bodies as well as civil society...
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Many Ways to Lose a Billion: SAIs and the Protection of Government EI Revenue

Resource rich countries often fail to secure a fair share of their natural resource wealth. Sometimes this is the result of weak national legislation and poorly negotiated contracts. Frequently it is the result of company strategies to minimize tax payments. A list of national-level benefits from the extractive industries includes economic growth, employment, infrastructure, corporate social...
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The Role of SAIs in the Extractive Industries and the Importance of Building Partnerships

SAIs provide a unique check on the way governments manage a country’s natural resources. Yet it is only when the results of audit have been made public, citizens are able to hold the custodians of public resources accountable. For that, SAIs cannot rely of government process alone, but must lever the engagement of media and...
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