Natural Resource Charter

The Natural Resource Charter

The Charter is a set of principles for governments and societies on how to best harness the opportunities created by extractive resources for development. It is not a recipe or blueprint for the policies and institutions countries must build, but instead provides the ingredients successful countries have used. Explore the Charter here. Download the Charter here.

precept 1
Resource management should secure the greatest benefit for citizens through an inclusive and comprehensive national strategy, a clear legal framework, and competent institutions.

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The Twelve Precepts
Precept 1

New Name. New Look.

The Natural Resource Charter has merged with the Revenue Watch Institute to form the Natural Resource Governance Institute. To explore the charter framework in depth, please use this site. To learn more about us as an organization, please visit This site will be integrated into a new organizational website later in 2014.

Charter Documents

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The 2014 Natural Resource Charter Conference: 12th and 13th June at the University of Oxford...