The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) will launch the Third Edition of the Resource Governance Index (RGI) on Wednesday, June 28, across the globe.

The objective of the RGI was to raise global awareness on the governance of natural resources by natural resource host countries for easy comparison and analysis.

Briefing the media in Accra on Friday in relation to the report, Mr Emmanuel Kuyole, the African Consultant for NRGI, said the RGI was a unique index since it was the only international report dedicated to the measurement of governance of natural resources globally, and the use of the decision chain charter.

He said the report would enable natural resource host countries to identify the gaps in the governance structure and learn from other countries so that they would improve upon the governance system in the future.

Mr Kayole noted that the 2017 index was exceptional since 89 assessments were done out of the 81 countries that produced oil, gas and mining unlike the 2013 index which covered only 59 countries.

“The 2017 index is extensive because we engaged 150 renowned mineral consultants around the world to compile the data, analysis and validation and the index also covers 133 questions,” he said.

He said countries that were captured in the assessment comprised three-quarters of the leading countries that produced oil, gas and minerals in the world.

He said in this year’s edition, the researchers looked at the mining sector separately and scored the countries accordingly, and also captured the oil and gas sect