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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Should the U.S. Join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative?

Betsy M. Taylor | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Betsy M. Taylor

The US is gearing up to join a multinational movement for transparency in extractive industries, that offers bold and flexible powers for open, democratic public debate about extractive industries, in order to achieve goals of sustainable development, poverty reduction, and public accountability.

Bishops And Extractive Industries: A Human Face Of Mining

Katherine Marshall | Posted 07.02.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The potential coalition of leaders from different world regions and different religious traditions could do wonders for the extractive industry cause. They offer a special promise.

Blessed by Nature, Cursed by Politics

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The evidence is as strong as it is puzzling: countries that have a lot of natural resources -- things like oil, gas and minerals -- tend to be poorer than those that don't.

How Tomorrow's Infrastructure Will Be Built

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Ideology is being replaced by standards. Never-ending arguments about privatization, who should own the electricity company, have given way to public discussions about performance, who can avoid more black-outs.

Prosper or Plunder? Extractive Industries' Checkered Past With Development

Rebecca Harris | Posted 11.30.2011 | World
Rebecca Harris

The U.S. implementation of EITI is an important milestone, as for each success story of well-managed natural resource wealth lifting a country out of poverty, seemingly endless counterexamples exist.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs makes the case for contract transparency at Annual Meetings of World Bank/IMF

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chad Dobson

Co-authored by Rebecca Harris On Wednesday, October 6, the opening of the Civil Society Policy Forum of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings, economist...

Breaking the Resource Curse: Concession Negotiation in Liberia

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

Sub-Saharan Africa possesses some of the highest concentrations of natural resources. Yet, for all the mining and extraction, relatively precious few of the benefits trickle down to its citizens.