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Formerly known as the Revenue Watch Institute and Natural Resource Charter, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is an independent, non-profit organisation that promotes the effective, transparent and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good.


NRGI is very engaged in a wide range of activities. It provides technical advice, advocacy, applied research, policy analysis, and capacity development. They seek to work with a diverse range of actors within government ministries, civil society, the media, legislatures, the private sector, and international institutions to promote accountable and effective governance in the extractive industries.

Further information about the Natural Resource Governance Institute.

Civil Society

The development of civil society capacity is a mainstay of NRGI’s work. They provide financial and technical training and support in over 30 countries, as well as training materials, research tools and forums for citizen groups, members of parliaments and government officials. For some of these activities see hereby.

Resource Centre

NRGI has also set up a Resource centre to support knowledge-sharing and transparency advocacy. The Resource Centre includes an interactive database of research, training and policy documents from resource-rich countries around the world. Click here to access the Resource Centre.

Resource Governance Index

One of the most important contributions of Revenue Watch Institute (now NRGI) is the publication of an annual report that measures the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sector world-wide. To access the Resource Governance Index please click here or on the picture below.