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Natural Resources

Introduction and Overview

Better management of a country’s natural resources ensures citizens truly benefit from a nation’s wealth, ultimately supporting greater environmental sustainability.

In resource-rich countries, corruption in the commodities, oil, gas, and mining sectors results in revenue losses and deprives communities of critical public investments. Companies exploiting natural resources through unsustainable practices also threaten future generations’ claims to the country’s wealth.

Open government approaches to natural resources governance can help fight corruption, protect vulnerable communities, and preserve the environment.

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