TIGRe: Transparency, Identity, and Governance of High-Value Natural Resources

Research summary

This research aims to:
- Identify steps in the process that leads from information disclosure to better resource governance that are not well understood theoretically or that have not been validated empirically
- Subject these steps to rigorous empirical testing
- Develop a theory of change for the transparency process.

Description

In order to improve natural resource governance and social development, a number of poor but resource-rich countries have undertaken transparency initiatives to publicize information about the management of high-value natural resources and their revenues. Although such initiatives have successfully increased the amount of information available to stakeholders, there is little evidence that they have achieved their intended governance or social goals. By seeking to find out why, TIGRe addresses a number of gaps in the current literature and will advance scientific understanding of transparency and natural resource governance.

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Research title
TIGRe: Transparency, Identity, and Governance of High-Value Natural Resources

Research timeline
1.1.2019 -

Region
Asia

Countries
Finland

Institution
University of Oulu
Geography Research Unit
Oulu, Finland

Head of research
Päivi Lujala

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Record last updated
8.8.2022