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Book | 2019

Corruption, évitement fiscal, blanchiment dans le secteur extractif: de l'art de jouer avec le droit

Le pétrole, le gaz et les minerais sont des ressources indispensables pour le bon fonctionnement de nos économies et sont très convoitées. Elles sont ainsi particulièrement propices à l’émergence de...
Sophie Lemaître (2019)
Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes (L'univers des normes)
U4 Brief | 2017

Has the EITI been successful? Reviewing evaluations of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Has the EITI been successful? Many efforts have been devoted to improving resource governance through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. A review of 50 evaluations concludes that the EITI has...
Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad, Philippe Le Billon (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2017:5) 6 p
U4 Issue | 2017

Trading in corruption: Evidence and mitigation measures for corruption in the trading of oil and minerals

Between 2011 and 2013, sales of government oil from the ten biggest producers in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 56% of these countries’ total public revenues. Despite their importance, however, such...
Olivier Longchamp, Nathalie Perrot (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2017:6) 52 p.
Report in External Series | 2017

La transparence à l’état but : décryptage de la transparence des entreprises extractives

Ce rapport étudie les premières déclarations publiques des paiements effectués par six entreprises pétrolières, gazières et minières françaises auprès des gouvernements des pays dans lesquels elles opèrent : Areva, EDF, Engie,...
Sophie Lemaître, Quentin Parrinello, Christophe Alliot & al. (2017)
64 p.
Book Chapter | 2017

Governance challenges in Tanzania’s natural gas sector: Unregulated lobbyism and uncoordinated policy

Resource discoveries often result in expectations of rapid growth, but also major concerns for increasing corruption. The resource curse literature puts a strong emphasis on the need to build capable...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Jesper Johnsøn (2017)
in Aled Williams and Philippe le Billon: Corruption, natural resources and development: from resource curse to political ecology. Edward Elgar Publishing
CMI Brief | 2016

Petro-Governance in Tanzania: Opportunities and Challenges

Recent significant natural gas discoveries have pushed Tanzania into the international spotlight as a new petroleum producer. How can the country ensure that its newfound wealth is translated into economic...
Bryan Lee, Kendra Dupuy (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 14) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2014

The extractive industries transparency initiative: Impact, effectiveness, and where next for expanding natural resource governance?

The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of initiatives to improve the governance of the extractives sector. Starting with the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme in 2003 and continuing with the...
Andres Mejia Acosta (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2014:6) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

Det norske paradokset

Kan norsk utenrikspolitikk både redde verden og fremme norske næringsinteresser?Ja takk, begge deler, sier Jonas Gahr Støre som en god Ole Brumm, men i møte med korrupte myndigheter og en...
Tina Søreide (2012)
Klassekampen 11.09.2012
U4 Brief | 2011

What's the catch? Considering an EITI for fisheries

Lack of transparency in commercial fisheries has been a longstanding issue for those working to promote small-scale fishers’ rights in developing countries. It is a feature of the management of fisheries...
André Standing (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2011:18) 4 p.
U4 Issue | 2011

Making transparency work in Africa's marine fisheries

Global problems facing the marine fisheries sector, including overfishing and the marginalization of the small-scale sector, are leading to increased international awareness of the need to improve transparency in fisheries governance. This...
André Standing (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2011:11) 35 p.
Book Chapter | 2011

Why multi-stakeholder groups succeed and fail

Theories of corruption incidence hold that sectors with a high degree of complexity are particularly prone to corruption because it is difficult for outsiders to effectively monitor service delivery (Klitgaard,...
Tina Søreide and Rory Truex (2011)
in Susan Rose-Ackerman and Tina Søreide : The International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption . Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar pp. 478-498
Journal Article | 2010

Transparency in oil-rich countries and the importance of democracy

How does one make sure that revenues from oil benefit the citizens of oil-rich countries? In a number of countries, rents from oil production have increased corruption and impaired development...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2010)
in Exploration & Production: The Oil and Gas Review vol. 8 no. 2
Report in External Series | 2010

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

The study makes recommendations for Norway’s strategic approach to governance in Nigeria based on a political economy analysis.  Norad was requested to undertake the study by the Norwegian Embassy in...
Inge Amundsen (2010)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 17/2010) 74 p.
Book Chapter | 2010

International initiatives to address the resource curse: High on rhetoric, low on relevance?

A number of studies suggest that natural resources can have a negative impact on the developing prospects of countries, a phenomenon that has been labelled the resource curse. In particular,...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2010)
in George T. Overton: Foreign Policy in an Interconnected World. New York: Nova Science Publishers
Journal Article | 2009

Is transparency the key to reducing corruption in resource-rich countries?

Transparency is increasingly viewed as central to curbing corruption and other dysfunctions of resource-rich developing countries. The international development community has pushed transparency in resource revenues through such initiatives as...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2009)
in World Development vol. 37 no. 3 pp. 521-532
U4 Issue | 2007

Transparency in oil rich economies

Corruption is a huge problem in many developing countries that are rich in oil and other natural resources. It is central in explaining why resource rich countries perform badly in...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2007:2) 25 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2006

EITI - et tomt beger?

Ivar Kolstad og Arne Wiig (2006)
Dagens Næringsliv 17.10.06