The Project on Resources and Governance (PRG) is a network of social scientists, policymakers, non-governmental organizations and industry representatives dedicated to finding policies that promote welfare, peace, and accountability in resource-rich countries.

Resource Curse

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.

Scant Evidence

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.

Fostering Collaboration

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.