Focusing on supporting “reformers” - those with a genuine commitment to reforms - is a way of trying to start on auspicious footing by targeting those with an existing interest in seeing good governance of extractive industries take root. While providing resources to bolster the technical capacity of these actors will be a critical aspect of their prospects for success, another is helping them to more effectively interact with their political contexts. Indeed, for the potential of reformers to drive and sustain relevant policy and institutional changes to be realized, the incentive and power dynamics that can impede these actors must be better understood and more effectively addressed. CCSI has been carrying out research on some of the main political challenges facing actors within governments committed to advancing governance reforms for the extractive industries in their countries and developing ideas for how these might be addressed more effectively.
To read some of the highlights of this work, please see the think piece, Unlocking the Power of Reformers to Achieve Better Progress on Extractives Governance. Key findings are also summarized in this presentation.
Environmental Law | Law | Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law
Leila Kazemi & Perrine Toledano,
Unlocking the Power of Reformers to Achieve Better Progress on Extractives Governance,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sustainable_investment_staffpubs/214