Colombia

The oil, gas and mining sectors are critical for a majority of Open Government Partnership (OGP) countries. Yet, only about 10 percent of OGP commitments relate to natural resources...

Francisco Paris, the EITI international secretariat’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, attended the EITI Latin America Regional Conference in Lima, where government, civil society and corporate representatives met to discuss pressing socio-environmental concerns in the region...

In an article for Finance & Development, NRGI president Daniel Kaufmann outlines the contours of Latin America’s wide, encompassing networks of corruption. He writes that corruption often involves a network of politicians, organizations, companies, and private individuals colluding to “capture” benefits from access to power, public resources, and policymaking, at the expense of the public good. Kaufmann suggests an alternative view of corruption—“the privatization of public policy.”

In this wide-ranging interview, NRGI President Daniel Kaufmann discusses the merger that formed the nonprofit, its broad goals and country specific examples of strong and weak governance.

In partnership with Fundacion Foro Nacional Por Colombia, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) organized a resource revenue management workshop for trainers in Bogota, from 16 to 20 March....

Colombia is preparing to join EITI. As part of this effort, it has established a multi-stakeholder platform, in which civil society is represented by Transparency International – Colombia, Universidad del Externado and Fundacion Foro Nacional por Colombia, the last two being NRGI grantees.

In mid-July, small associations of Colombia miners began a general strike demanding a halt to the destruction of dredges by the government. They also asked the government for technical assistance on environmental studies and support equipment upgrades...

RWI partner Foro's new report, El Sector Extractivo en Colombia, gives an overview of the local oil, gas and mining sector.

RWI partner Foro's new report, El Sector Extractivo en Colombia, gives an overview of the oil, gas and mining sector in Colombia.

Fundacion Foro is providing Colombian citizens with information they need to understand and participate in the national debate over mining royalty distribution.

Carlos Monge, RWI Latin America Regional Coordinator, and colleagues deliver fresh news and insight. In issue March 9, Argentina and Bolivia revisit their gas supply contract; Chile's earthquake impacts the mining and energy sectors; and oil and gas production trends shift in Colombia and Venezuela.