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Keywords:
natural resources, corruption, oil, Nigeria, natural resource management, political corruption

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Nigeria

Reforming corruption out of Nigerian oil? Part one: Mapping corruption risks in oil sector governance

Oil dominates the Nigerian economy and generates the vast majority of government revenues. At the same time, Nigeria is perceived as one of the world's most corrupt countries, and significant levels of corruption are said to exist within its oil sector. The complex and largely opaque operations of the oil industry make it difficult to establish exactly how, when and to what extent corruption takes place. This U4 Brief attempts to shed light on how public sector institutions governing the Nigerian oil sector permit the existence of corruption. Six areas of corruption risk are addressed: the awarding of licenses; the awarding of contracts;  bottlenecks and inefficiencies; the role of bunkering; the exportation of crude; and importing refined products. The Brief is the first in a two-part series, the second of which addresses policies and programs that aim to stem corrupt practices in the Nigerian oil sector.

U4 Natural Resource Management
This publication is part of the Natural Resource Management theme pages on the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.

Publications with same geographic focus:

Report in External Series

Who Rules Nigeria?

Inge Amundsen (2012) Oslo: NOREF - Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (Report no. Report November 2012) 7 p.

CMI Working Paper

Local government revenue mobilisation in Anglophone Africa

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Kari Heggstad (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:6) 38 p.

Publications within same theme:

Book Chapter

Micro effects of natural resources: Insights from a survey of Angolan microcredit clients

Allan Cain, Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (forthcoming) in A. Grant, W. R. N. Compaoré, and M. Mitchell: New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Book Chapter

Resource curse

Ivar Kolstad (forthcoming) in Vodosek, M. and Hartog, D. v. (eds.): Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd edition, Volume 6 International Management. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons

Publications with similar keywords:

Report in External Series

Political economy of the petroleum sector in Nigeria

Alex Gboyega, Tina Søreide, G.P Shukla and Tuan Minh Le (2011) Washington DC. : World Bank (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper no. 5779 )

Report in External Series

Good governance in Nigeria: A study in political economy and donor support

Inge Amundsen (2010) Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 17/2010) 74 p.

U4 Brief

Reforming corruption out of Nigerian oil? Part two: Progress and prospects

Alexandra Gillies (2009) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:6) 4 p.

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