Revenue transparency to mitigate the resource curse in the Niger Delta?
|Titel||Revenue transparency to mitigate the resource curse in the Niger Delta?|
|Typ der Publikation||Book|
|Untertitel / Serientitel||Potential and reality of NEITI|
|Band||BICC Occasional Paper V|
|Anzahl Seiten||55 pp.|
|Verlag||Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)|
Peace in the Niger Delta, following the implementation of the amnesty for militants in October 2009, is very fragile. This period of fragile peace is the right time to consider how some of the problems surrounding oil extraction in the Niger Delta can be addressed. Arguably, the violent conflict in the Niger Delta is a result of accumulated grievances related to the resource curse. As the international Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is purported by many as a means to overcome such a resource curse, this paper investigates the extent to which its Nigerian version, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) can mitigate the resource curse in the Niger Delta.