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Transparent Governance in Latin America’s Extractive Industries

Past Event

Transparent Governance in Latin America’s Extractive Industries

During the past decade, an abundance of wealth in minerals and hydrocarbons in Latin America and the Caribbean has translated into substantial revenues and macroeconomic growth. However, operations in the extractive sector have also led to significant challenges, such as corruption, negative social outcomes and environmental impacts.

On November 4, the Latin America Initiative and Energy Security Initiative at Brookings, with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), hosted a discussion on governance and institutional capacity in the extractive sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, drawing on findings from the publication Transparent Governance in an Age of Abundance: Experiences from the Extractive Industries in Latin America and the Caribbean, published by the IDB. Edited by Malaika Masson and Juan Cruz Vieyra, the book presents transparency as a central element to bolster governance quality and state legitimacy in the context of an increasingly demanding citizenry.

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Introductory Remarks


Harold Trinkunas

Former Brookings Expert

Interim Co-Director and Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Juan Cruz Vieyra

Operations Specialist, Institutions for Development - Inter-American Development Bank

Victor Hart

Chair of the Steering Committee - Trinidad & Tobago, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Malaika Masson

Energy & Extractive Industry Specialist, Energy Division - Inter-American Development Bank

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