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    • Extractive sectors and illicit financial flows: What role for revenue governance initiatives? 

      Le Billon, Philippe (U4 Issue 2011:13, Research report, 2011-11-18)
      Countries highly dependent on natural resources are among the most severely affected by the problem of illicit financial flows. Despite a lack of definite studies proving the correlation between higher dependency on natural ...
    • Forest concessions and corruption 

      Søreide, Tina (U4 Issue 2007:3, Research report, 2007-12-05)
      The forest industry has the potential to contribute to the economy and increase state revenues in many developing countries. The realisation of these opportunities depends on the governance of the forest industry and the ...
    • Forest governance in Congo: Corruption rules? 

      Trefon, Theodore (U4 Brief 2010 No 5 (2nd ed), Report, 2010-09-03)
      Innovative management of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) forests is an international priority. It is important to promote socio-economic wellbeing and biodiversity conservation. It is also crucial to address global ...
    • Gouvernance forestière au Congo : le règne de la corruption ? 

      Trefon, Theodore (U4 Brief 2011:17, Report, 2011-12-07)
      La gestion innovante des forêts de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) constitue une priorité internationale. Elle est importante pour la promotion du bien-être socio-économique et la protection de la biodiversité ...
    • Governing Petroleum Resources: Prospects and Challenges for Tanzania 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Mmari, Donald; Dupuy, Kendra (Book, 2019-11-01)
      Over the last decade, large deposits of natural gas have been discovered off the southern coast of Tanzania. This book analyzes the long-term process of how a country develops the institutions that govern resources, the ...
    • Grand Corruption in the Regulation of Oil 

      Al-Kasim, Farouk; Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (U4 Issue 2008:2, Research report, 2008-05-07)
      This U4 Issue explores the topic of grand corruption in the regulation of oil. It focuses on how and why corruption can distort or prevent efficient regulation of the oil sector. The authors suggest that, though voluntary ...
    • Grand designs: Corruption risks in major water infrastructure projects 

      Butterworth, John; de la Harpe, Jean (U4 Brief 2009:27, Report, 2009-11-01)
      Multi-million dollar water infrastructure projects carry some of the largest corruption risks in the sector linked to the procurement of civil works and associated design, supply and consultancy services. The potential for ...
    • Grands chantiers : risques de corruption dans les grands projets d' infrastructure hydrauliques 

      Butterworth, John; de la Harpe, Jean (U4 Brief 2011:12, Report, 2011-12-07)
      Les projets de développement des infrastructures hydrauliques de plusieurs millions de dollars sont exposés au plus grand risque de corruption dans les domaines des marchés de travaux de génie civil et services de conception, ...
    • Has the EITI been successful? Reviewing evaluations of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative 

      Lujala, Päivi; Rustad, Siri Aas; Le Billon, Philippe (U4 Brief 2017:5, Report, 2017-08-01)
      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 succeeded in ...
    • Improving the framework? Institutional reform and corruption in the water sector 

      de la Harpe, Jean; Butterworth, John (U4 Brief 2009:28, Report, 2009-11-19)
      It has been recognised that the world’s failure to provide many of its citizens with access to water and sanitation is an issue of governance, and institutional reforms have been a constant feature in the drive for better ...
    • La corruption dans la gestion des ressources naturelles - Une introduction 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (U4 Brief 2009:20, Report, 2009-10-14)
      Les ressources naturelles fournissent souvent un terreau favorable à la corruption. Etant donné qu’un grand nombre de pays partenaires de la coopération au développement sont riches en ressources naturelles, l’efficacité ...
    • La Corruption et la Pêche Industrielle en Afrique 

      Standing, André (U4 Issue 2008:9, Research report, 2008-12-18)
      Les ressources marines d’Afrique sont en grande demande et prennent de l’importance dans le domaine géopolitique. La concurrence entre les nations de pêches principales pour l’accès et le contrôle sur les ressources marines ...
    • Large-scale mining in protected areas made possible through corruption: Options for donors 

      Beevers, Michael D. (U4 Brief 2015:7, Report, 2015-06-18)
      Large-scale mining of minerals and metals are threatening protected areas, and corruption is often to blame. International donors must engage with governments, mining companies and local stakeholders to encourage transparency ...
    • Leaking projects: Corruption and local water management in Kyrgyzstan 

      Isabekova, Gulnaz; Ormushev, Kubanychbek; Omokeev, Toktobek; Williams, Aled; Zakharchenko, Natalia (U4 Practice Insight 2013:3, Report, 2013-10-17)
      Poor water infrastructure in Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet era led international donors to support investments in agricultural irrigation and potable freshwater systems. The financial investments made, however, did not always ...
    • Making transparency work in Africa's marine fisheries 

      Standing, André (U4 Issue 2011:11, Research report, 2011-10-01)
      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 ...
    • Mission Improbable. Does Petroleum-related Aid Address Corruption in Resource-rich Countries? 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Wiig, Arne; Williams, Aled (U4 Issue 2008:3, Research report, 2008-06-05)
      Petroleum-related aid programmes and projects are a key part of donor activities in oil-rich developing countries. This U4 Issue explores the petroleum-related activities of three bilateral donors: Norad, CIDA and USAID. ...
    • Monitoring aid: Lessons from a natural resources programme in Tanzania 

      Jansen, Eirik (U4 Practice Insight 2009:1, Report, 2009-07-01)
      This Practice Insight describes the Norwegian Embassy’s decision in 2006 to independently evaluate their long-term support to the Management of Natural Resources Programme in Tanzania. A review of several projects suggested ...
    • National-level corruption risks and mitigation strategies in the implementation of REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An overview of the current situation 

      Assembe-Mvondo, Samuel (U4 Issue 2015:9, Research report, 2015-04-01)
      The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the first REDD+ target countries due its huge forest ecosystem potential. Since 2011, the country has been creating key pieces of legislation as well as implementing ...
    • Natural resource wealth, conflict, and peacebuilding 

      Samset, Ingrid (Synthesis Series, Research report, 2009-02-02)
      What connections exist between natural resource wealth and violent conflict? What do such connections imply for policies to build peace in resource-rich areas? This synthesis takes stock of what social science research has ...
    • Natural resources, corruption and trust: A complex relationship 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Wiig, Arne (U4 Issue 2011:14, Research report, 2011-12-13)
      Do natural resources reduce social trust? And if so, do natural resources have a direct effect on trust, or is their effect indirect through variables such as corruption? This issue paper reviews the literature on natural ...