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The launch of NRGI’s 2017 Resource Governance Index (RGI)

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Date(s) – 28/06/2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Alisa Hotel

The launch of NRGI’s 2017 Resource Governance Index (RGI) on 28th June 2017. The venue is the Alisa hotel. 

The RGI is the only international index dedicated to the measurement of governance of extractive resources. The index measures the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sector of 81 countries. The 2017 Resource Governance Index (RGI) measures and assesses the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sectors in 81 resource-rich countries, including 28 in sub-Saharan Africa. The RGI aims to enhance the understanding of how a large, diverse set of countries governs oil, gas and minerals. It provides detailed, country-specific comparative information that can serve as a guide for reform. The data can aid applied research and policy analysis of the governance deficit in natural resources, including investigations into why countries exhibit the achievements and shortcomings they do. This research could provide improved evidence for future policy interventions at the regional and country level. The country data can also serve as a basis for an evidence-based national dialogue on how to improve sector governance.

The RGI scores and ranks the countries, relying on a detailed questionnaire completed by researchers with expertise in the extractive industries. The Index assesses the quality of key governance components including institutional and legal Setting; Reporting Practices; Safeguards and Quality Controls; and Enabling Environment. It also includes information on special mechanisms used commonly to govern oil, gas and minerals—state owned companies, natural resource funds and sub-national revenue transfers.

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