Transparency and Accountability in Natural Resources Evidence Programme

Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo, WB

The natural resource governance sector is under-researched and programmes in it are under-evaluated. 3ie supported seven impact evaluations to fill critical knowledge gaps on what works to improve governance in the extractives sector in low- and middle-income countries.

3ie-supported studies evaluated different pathways for increasing transparency and accountability in administering and distributing the benefits of natural resources. The commodities include oil, gas and minerals. Decision makers can use the results to inform how they design effective transparency and accountability initiatives and scale up successful ones. The UK Department for International Development and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation have funded this programme.

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