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Enhancing EU Resource Governance Interventions: A Call for Prioritizing Human Security

In response to resource-fuelled conflicts in producer countries, EU foreign policy initiatives have sought to enhance ‘good governance’ throughout the value chain for an increasing number of primary commodities. EU-supported reforms of natural resou…

Securing a Social Licence to Operate? From Stone Age to New Age Mining in Tanzania

"Part I of this report presents a comprehensive overview of the mining sector in Tanzania from inception of the country’s 1997 Mineral Policy. Part II is a case study of the largest mining company operating in Tanzania, the Canadian-based Barrick Go…

Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Forestry Governance in the DRC

This case study on forestry governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) forms part of a three-year project entitled Strengthening the Governance of Africa’s Natural Resources, conducted by the Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GAR…

Is Uganda Ready for Oil Revenues?

Following the discovery of substantial petroleum deposits in Uganda, expectations are high that oil revenues will lead to economic prosperity and improved standards of living. However, if not handled properly, oil revenues can exacerbate the resourc…

Will Oil Build or Break the Back of Ghana’s Democracy?

Ghana is about to start producing oil commercially. Amid great excitement, there is also legitimate cause for concern. Given the importance of economic diversification and the need to consolidate democratic institutions to avoid a resource curse, th…

Can Uganda's Oil Endowment Support its Economic Development?

"Global energy security concerns have fuelled the exploration of oil in Uganda. Since 2006 sizeable oil deposits have been found in the country, indicating that Uganda’s once agriculture-based economy is on the brink of a rapid transformation in fav…

Resource Governance for Oil and Gas

For a non-renewable natural resource, governance plays a key role in ensuring efficient extraction, securing of benefits and applying the benefits for sustainable development. The governance structure in Ghana’s petroleum sector is composed of a net…

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