At the Extremes: Corruption in Natural Resource Management Revisited

Report – external series

Williams, Aled & Kendra Dupuy (2016) At the Extremes: Corruption in Natural Resource Management Revisited. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre Brief: 6. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI).

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Natural resource sectors are undergoing profound changes. Resources are being extracted in more remote locations within corruption-prone developing countries than was previously the case; there is an increased proliferation of actors involved in resource extraction; and a marked shift towards renewable energy, conservation and climate change projects in developing countries. Formulating generic anti-corruption policy prescriptions for the wide range of heavily contextualised corruption challenges natural resource sectors face is unlikely to help. This U4 Brief offers instead modest advice for advancing solutions through development cooperation, with a focus on analytical methods, project management approaches, and tracking evidence for effectiveness.

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