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To guide a historic planned review of its mining contracts, the government of Guinea set out Terms of Reference desigend to foster good governance, fair treatment of mining companies and increased investor confidence.


A colelction of contracts, deeds of assignment and the unitization agreement from Ghana's Jubilee Field, as published by Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC's published mining contracts approved/signed after 2008 government renegotiations.


This background paper from the Center for Global Development's "Oil to Cash Initiative" considers the implications of allocating a share of Nigeria’s oil wealth directly to citizens of the Niger Delta.

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In this working paper from the Center for Global Development, Johnny West says Iraq’s oil industry has an opportunity to introduce an oil dividend based on expanding production.


Guinea's Mining Code approved on 9 September, 2011.


This 2011 law guarantees Nigerian citizens access to public information kept by the government, public institutions and private bodies carrying out public functions or spending public funds.

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This paper reports that oil-exporting states are eager to mitigate the negative economic and political spillover effects heavy reliance on oil revenues can bring about, and provides a dataset to assist oil states in managing their wealth wisely.


An Act to establish the principles of Norwegian state ownership of all subsea petroleum within national borders.

There is a growing international call to make the terms of extractive industry contracts available to the public, and to establish new norms for what information is disclosed in deals between government and industry.

A framework describing the key steps in the develpment of natural resources, from planning and extraction, to processing and sale, and through to the ultimate uses of the revenues.

The fiscal terms that govern the relationship between these parties determine how the financial benefits and risks of extractive projects will be divided.