The 2014 Natural Resource Charter Conference: 12th and 13th June at the University of Oxford



This year’s charter conference will focus on the theme “Strengthening Resource Governance: Policy and the Application of Measurement,” and will bring together policy makers, practitioners, academics and other leading experts (including many from developing countries) to discuss the latest research and policy relating to the governance of resource wealth. The conference will showcase new thinking, policy experience and emerging best practice, and will also serve as a forum for debate. The lessons generated by participants will subsequently be incorporated into the charter’s recommendations.



The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is organizing the conference, which will be co-hosted by the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre). This conference will cover a range of topics, including:

  • measurement and analysis of leakages from the extractive sector
  • new approaches to monitoring and evaluating “good deals”
  • the importance of good data and communications by government

A secondary theme of the conference is enhancement of the non-fiscal benefits of extraction; related sessions will showcase how to leverage inward investments, including local content, supply chains and infrastructure. More session details will be circulated in due course.

The conference is an invitation-only event, however, beyond the participation of those present in Oxford, parts of the conference will be webcast live to allow a global audience to take part in the debate. Full details of the webcasts will be available here shortly.

If you would like further information about the conference, please contact the conference team on info@naturalresourcecharter.org or +44 (0)20 7332 6112.