The Project on Resources and Governance (PRG) is a network of social scientists, policymakers, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to learning about policies that improve the lives of citizens in resource-rich states.
A country’s natural resource wealth has the potential to advance economic and social development. Yet past research finds these resources are often mismanaged, leading to corruption, conflict, and poor accountability.
Civil society, governments, and the private sector have launched wide-ranging efforts to address these problems. There is scant evidence, however, about which efforts are effective.
When researchers and practitioners work together, using rigorous social science methods, they can identify what actually works and why. PRG supports these partnerships through matchmaking workshops, trainings, and grants.