Decentralized mining licensing in Indonesia has produced mostly negative outcomes. This policy briefing explores some of them, and also makes recommendations for how Indonesia (and other countries) might address the challenges of deciding how and at what level to issue mineral licenses.

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

A case study of the two-year Asutifi subnational project, which aimed to improve the governance of mining revenues in a tiny district in central Ghana.

This RWI study explores how Indonesia's Blora and Bojonegoro districts are turning local resource revenues into sustainable development.

This subnational study explores RWI's work in Nigeria's Bayelsa State to increase local transparency and accountability of oil revenues.

In 2008, RWI designed a project to address the enormous governance challenges facing regional and local governments in Peru.