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Governance of Natural Resources

Transnational Governance of Natural Resources

The overall objective of the project is to examine the effectiveness of emerging transnational mechanisms of governance of natural resources (GNR) and their implications for local and external stakeholders in Africa’s natural resource sector. The project analyzes the implications of emerging transnational GNR initiatives for the Canadian government and extractive companies, given their investments in Africa’s natural resource sector. It evaluates the efficacy of emerging forms of private GNR with reference to wider transnational GNR initiatives in Africa and at a global level. It also provides policy options for various stakeholders in Africa’s natural resource sector regarding the contribution of transnational GNR initiatives to sustainable growth and development. The project attempts to build greater understanding of the impact and role of transnational GNR and extractive investments in Africa, increases collaboration between local and external stakeholders to enhance the efficacy of transnational GNR, and designs appropriate policy responses.

Publications:

Report: Regulating Extraction in the Global South: Towards a Framework for Accountability, by Hany Besada (NSI), May 2013.

Report:Regulating Extraction in the Global South: Towards a Framework for Accountability,  by Vanessa Ushie (NSI), March 2013.

Policy Brief: Dodd-Frank 1504 and Extractive Sector Governance in Africa, by Vanessa Ushie (NSI), March 2013.

Policy Brief: Subnational Management of Natural Resource Revenues in Nigeria, by Vanessa Ushie (NSI), March 2013.

Journal Article: Oil Revenue, Institutions and Macroeconomic Indicators in Nigeria, by Vanessa Ushie (NSI), Oluwatosin Adeniyi and  Sabastine Akongwale, OPEC Energy Review, Volume 37, Issue 1,  March 2013.

 

For more information, please contact:

Hany Besada
Senior Researcher