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RWI, has released research indicating that the Ghana Petroleum Funds meet 13 of 16 good governance fundamentals. Researchers concluded that the funds feature clear deposit, withdrawal and investment rules, effective oversight, and other essential attributes of good governance.

Measures to improve transparency and governance of many natural resource funds are urgently needed to escape the “resource curse,” according to a report released by the RWI and the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC).
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Practitioners and media invited to April 8 event at Columbia University to discuss growing segment of sovereign wealth funds.

The new tool will help governments, civil society actors, and private sector operators benefit from the new standard.

RWI condemns the sentence of seven years’ imprisonment announced yesterday in Azerbaijan for Ilgar Mammadov...