Good governance requires that citizens have a voice in oil, gas and mining sector decisions and the ability to monitor the actions of public officials and companies. Grant-making is NRGI's primary tool for engaging civil society in resource rich countries. It is an important means to support and build grassroots movements that create sustained demand for revenue and expenditure transparency.

NRGI devotes around one quarter of its budget to grants that help civil society groups in more than 25 countries. Grantees receive training and networking support to build technical capacity and develop their monitoring, research and advocacy.

At the international level, the Natural Resource Governance Institute organizes and sponsors a limited number of conferences and workshops to foster broader public engagement in budget monitoring and fiscal transparency. At the country level, NRGI places special emphasis on providing support to local partners to form coalitions and conduct analysis and advocacy on revenue transparency issues.

NRGI also provides support to local and international partners around broader revenue transparency work. Major focuses include oil, gas and mining revenue monitoring; accounting standards; oil revenue management laws and taxation regulations; licensing and contracts policies; IFI and donor lending policies; participatory budgeting and expenditure tracking; study tours for NGOs; capacity building for sub-national governments and parliamentarians; and civil society-company monitoring partnerships and dialogues.

Recent Grants

Title Partner Issue Country Amount Yearsort icon
Peru: Extractive Industries, Decentralization, and Social Inclusion Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana Subnational Peru $19,640 2013
Monitoring the Hydrocarbon Sector Value Chain in Bolivia Fundacion Jubileo Civil Society Bolivia $16,157 2013
Making Local and Provincial Council Members Aware of the Roles They Can Play in Promoting Accountability and Transparency Awan Civil Society Iraq $29,965 2013
Promoting Transparency and Accountability in the Management of the Oil and Gas Sectors in Bojonegoro Bojonegoro Institute Civil Society Indonesia $15,000 2013
Monitoring of Oil and Mining Industries in Ecuador Grupo Faro Civil Society Ecuador $20,000 2013
Raising EITI Awareness Among Journalists in Southern Iraq Iraqi Center for Human Rights Activists (ICHRA) Civil Society Iraq $30,000 2013
Promoting Transparency in Oil and Gas Management Practices Kurdistan Economic Development Organization (KEDO) EITI Iraq $23,700 2013
Eurasia Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub Khazar University Grants Azerbaijan $47,980 2013
Institutionalization of an Oil/Gas Transparency Mechanism in the Blora District Lembaga Penelitian dan Aplikasi Wacana (LPAW) Civil Society Indonesia $15,000 2013
Strengthening Media's Oversight of the Extractives Sector in Ghana and Uganda Penplusbytes Media Training Ghana $69,790 2013