United States Institute of Peace

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Natural Resource Management

Commodities of War: Communities Speak Out On The True Cost of Conflict In Eastern DRC

In this report from Oxfam America, researcher and local partners have conducted a protection assessment across communities in eastern DRC. Through focus group discussions and interviews with key stakeholders, communities were asked to give their views on the protection situation in their area.

The Governor's Solution: How Alaska’s Oil Dividend Could Work in Iraq and Other Oil-Rich Countries

In this video from the Center for Global Development, former Alaska Governor Jay Hammond's solution to the resource curse is explained.

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

These guidelines from the FAO aim to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all.

The Private Sector’s Contribution to Water Management: Re-examining Corporate Purposes and Company Roles

This paper from ODI takes a fresh look at the role of the private sector in water management given new developments in the field.

Conflict-Free Gold Standard

The World Gold Council has developed the Conflict-Free Gold Standard, an industry-led approach to combat the potential misuse of mined gold to fund armed conflict.

Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries: Design and Implementation

This paper from the IMF suggests better ways to realize the revenue potential of extractive industries in developing countries.

The Big Oil Change: A Closer Look at the Haber-Menaldo Analysis

This paper from both UCLA and BI Norwegian Business School examine a paper that challenges the claim that oil wealth tends to block democratic transitions.