Ukraine’s Most Recent Victory: Ensuring Transparency Of The Extractive Sector

Ukraine was not only among the first countries to join OGP in September of 2011 but also became one of the few countries that attempted to increase transparency of the extractive sector in its first OGP Action Plan due to…

Open Government Partnership and stakeholder engagement: A personal experience

One of the most difficult challenges to sustainable implementation of policy reforms is the inability to adequately identify and engage with relevant stakeholders. Controversies abound on the meaning of stakeholder. Although it is a very useful word, its flexibility also…

OGP and the EITI – Creating a transparency circle

Legend Yellow: OGP Countries Blue: EITI countries Purple: EITI-OGP countries (To see the full Memorandum of Understanding between OGP and EITI, click here.) Since its inception, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) has encouraged its resource-rich members to commit to joining…

Opening up mining sector governance: lessons from 18 resource-rich countries

What does the West African nation of Liberia have in common with Australia, the land down under? Both are rich in mineral resources, for one. And in both countries, government decisions to approve exploration and mining projects are vulnerable to…

Achieving Compliance Despite the Shifting Political Tides

The Philippines is one of the most mineralized countries in the world. In a 2013 and 2016 survey, the Philippines ranked in the top 10 in terms of mineral potential out of 112 countries (Taylor & Green, 2017). Mainstream paradigm…