Reversing the Resource Curse

Professional Development Course
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 9:00am
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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, April 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

This two-week SPP–RWI–NRC course is designed to equip a pool of exceptional individuals from civil society, government, international organizations, and academia with the knowledge and tools necessary to helpreverse the “resource curse.” Specifically, the course will examine the political economy of governance in resource-rich states and look into how it impacts policy debates and practice, both domestically as well as internationally. The course will also offer practical lessons for policy improvement, based on best practices from across the globe, targeting individuals already engaged in the management and/or oversight of extractive industries. Using the Natural Resource Charter and focusing on rigorous analysis and advanced techniques, the course is designed primarily for individuals who already have a solid understanding of the subject matter but are seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to play a more prominent role in developing, monitoring, and/or evaluating the mineral and petroleum sectors in their countries and across the globe.

The Oil for Development program of the Norwegian Government is offering competitive scholarships for civil society participants from the following priority countries: Bolivia, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Myanmar, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor Leste and Uganda. For more information please contact us at