In natural resource management, the “trinity of transparency” centers on knowing how much a country earns from the development of its oil, gas or mining resources, who its partners/producers are, and whether the terms of its contracts are favourable to the country. Luckily, for Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), these questions can now be easily answered thanks to some pioneering … [Read more...] about Lifting the Lid: Will Contract Disclosure Save or Sink Trinidad and Tobago’s Extractive Sectors?
Trinidad and Tobago reached a milestone in promoting transparency and improving the governance of its extractive sector. On January 23rd 2015, the country achieved full compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) requirements. The official announcement highlights the country’s progress in adapting an international standard to a … [Read more...] about How to Strengthen Transparency in Extractive Sector Governance? Ask Trinidad and Tobago
Money for forests, that’s essentially Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. And why not? Almost 80% of Guyana is covered in rainforest: suitable for timber extraction, post-harvest agriculture, and it has significant mineral deposits below its surface. The question for any administration in a developing country is “how to accelerate the development process to attain the … [Read more...] about Sustainable Development: Can money for forest conservation really work?