Natural Resource Management

Natural resources can drive corruption and corruption can be a feature of resource management. Learn about the risks and potential strategies to address them.

Natural resources often provide fertile ground for corruption. Since many partner countries in development cooperation are richly endowed with natural resources, these contexts pose special challenges for donor support. Corruption risks cut across resource sectors – from oil and minerals to forests and fisheries. This U4 theme explores these issues to inform donor practice in resource-rich contexts.

This U4 Theme Page will help you, among other things, to:

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Contact

Aled Williams

Senior Advisor

aled.williams@cmi.no

+47 47938073

Stealing Africa. How much profit is fair? (by Why Poverty)

See how Zambian efforts to leverage development through copper exports are progressing against a background of past grand corruption cases and illicit financial flows. The video starts in a Swiss village.
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Author: Nelson, F and Agrawal, A
Release date: January 2008

Patronage or Participaton? Community-based Natural Resource Management Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa

This article focuses on the political nature of institutional processes associated with decentralisation of wildlife management in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides a comparative analysis of wildlife management reforms in seven east and southern African countries, arguing that institutional reforms are largely dependent on state authorities

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Author: Martinez, G and Shordt, K
Release date: January 2008

Sealing Water Aid against Corruption: Donor Interventions, Donor Responsibilities

This chapter in Transparency International's Global Corruption Report on the water sector addresses what donors can do to address corruption.

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