Mining codes and oil laws have a huge impact on how well a country’s natural resources are managed. PWYP members around the world seek to influence and amend these frameworks so that the rules change and integrate transparency and accountability into the natural resource management process from the off. It’s not just codes and laws; a country’s constitution can also enshrine natural resource principles.

Some of the things the natural resource legal framework can determine:

Visit the EI sourcebook for more information, but in short these frameworks are crucial in influencing how well natural resources are managed.

Many resource-rich governments are looking to revise their oil and mining codes. This provides an opening that PWYP coalitions are seizing to change the way their resources are governed and ensure that focus on attracting investors does not come at the cost of citizens.

Some examples of PWYP coalitions at work: