Tony Venables, of Oxford University, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre) discusses the new initiative called the “Natural Resources Charter”. This effort (online at seeks:

…to provide guidelines and standards to inform and improve natural resource management. It aims to ensure that the opportunities provided by new discoveries and commodity booms will never again be missed.

He describes the effort in the video:

Tony Venables, Oxford, on the “Natural Resources Charter” at GDNET09