Resource Center

A tool for knowledge-sharing and transparency advocacy, the Resource Center gives activists, civil society members, government officials, legislators, journalists and students access to hundreds of documents on the management of natural resource wealth.

Use the search box to access this interactive database of research, training and policy documents from resource-rich countries around the world.

Parliamentary briefings on five core elements of responsible and transparent natural resource governance.

Resource-rich regions usually expect and strive for local economies to benefit from oil, gas and mineral projects. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Subnational resource-rich governments face distinct challenges in managing revenues from volatile, exhaustible resources. These include: unpredictable and discretionary resource revenue transfers between national and subnational governments...

This paper distills lessons learned from pilot projects that RWI implemented in Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and Peru between 2008 and 2012. It complements country case studies and policy papers—including a synthesis of this paper, all available at