Towards a framework for Extractive Industries Governance Assessment

This paper, prepared for the World Bank Institute, provides a framework for the assessment of the governance of extractive industries. It presents a hierarchy of questions to structure the analysis of strengths and weaknesses of extractive industries governance. The framework can be used to identify priorities for action and understand the risks associated with engagement in the sector, including reputational risks for the World Bank, and policy risks that the mismanagement of natural resource rents may undermine development.