Natural Resource Governance Institute

For General Operating Support

The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) is the only organization devoted exclusively to helping countries that are rich in oil, gas, and mining resources guarantee the effective, transparent, and accountable management of their extractive resources for the public good. With support from the Hewlett Foundation since 2006, RWI has been successful in advancing global norms such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and in supporting country-level citizen watchdog and advocacy groups to ensure compliance with these norms. RWI is about to embark upon an exercise to define outcomes and undertake strategic planning. With the Foundation’s support over the course of 2012, in addition to its ongoing activities, RWI plans to evolve and hone its approach and to develop an integrated monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework.
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for general operating support  
The Natural Resource Governance Institute promotes effective management of oil, gas, and mineral endowments to ensure that citizens of resource-rich countries benefit from these resources. At the country level, the institute works with local partners to provide training, technical assistance, and evidence to inform and improve policies and decisions about natural resource extraction and revenue allocation and use. The institute also contributes to strengthening international governance and transparency norms, notably the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and Open Government Partnership, and promotes uptake of those norms at the country level. The institute works in 12 resource-rich countries to accelerate the energy transition, ensure that governments get a good deal from natural resource contracts, minimize resource dependency, and address state capture. The institute also deepens implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative requirements; promotes data use by civil society, media, and citizen groups for advocacy; and generates evidence to inform reforms of state-owned extractive companies. (Strategy: Inclusive Governance)

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