sharing in governance of extractive industries

Robert Pitman
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Natural Resource Governance institute
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation, International Organisation
Job Title
Governance Officer
About My Work
Rob Pitman leads NRGI's organizational advocacy and research on contract transparency and manages the use of the Natural Resource Charter as a tool to structure analysis and dialogue. In this role, he has managed programming in Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Myanmar among other countries. Prior to joining NRGI, Rob worked as a lead member of the Carter Center Access to Justice and Governance Program in Liberia, and as member of the Carter Center Conflict Resolution Program in Atlanta. He has also worked on access to justice projects in Namibia and on farm forestry projects in India. Rob holds an MSc from the London School of Economics. He is based in Washington D.C.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

Robert Pitman's Blog

How Many Governments Are Disclosing Oil, Gas and Mining Licenses and Contracts?

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 23:00 1 Comment

It has been notoriously difficult for citizens in resource-rich countries to lay hands on extractive industry contracts and licenses between their governments and private sector extractive companies. But that seems to be changing.

For a new report, Past the Tipping Point?, Don Hubert and I reviewed contract disclosure practice and policy in more than 50 countries and…


Contract Transparency and Environmental Disclosure Opportunities at the OGP Paris Summit

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 16:43 0 Comments

Opacity around agreements governments make with companies over extractives and land projects is a serious problem. When citizens are unable to fully comprehend the nature of natural resource projects, misunderstandings and mismatched expectations can undermine trust in government and companies. In the worst cases, this can lead to conflict.

It is for these reasons that NRGI and the World Resources Institute are pleased to see that contract transparency and environmental disclosure are…


Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework: 170 Crucial Questions for Resource-Rich Countries

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 20:57 1 Comment

NRGI is pleased to present the Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework: 170 questions you and your government should be asking about natural resource governance. With these questions, you can benchmark management of oil, gas and mineral resources in your country against best practices. Covering the entire range of decisions a government must make to ensure that a country’s resources fuel development…


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