Mining, Oil & Gas

Well-managed natural resource investment can deliver a transformative impact on a host country, catalysing economic growth, equitable development, and sustainable poverty reduction.

Adam Smith International is a leading international authority on the governance and development of the oil, gas and mining industries in the developing world, with more than 10 years of experience in over 40 countries. We provide strategic advice and implement complex reform programmes to support governments to maximise resource revenue, increase employment and deliver sustainable and equitable economic growth.

We facilitate the establishment of favourable environments and positive socio-economic outcomes in natural resource countries by providing expert advice on every strand of extractive industries governance required by governments:

  • Strategy, Policy & Legislation
  • Institutional Strengthening
  • Revenue Management
  • Communications and Communities
  • Transparency & Accountability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Economic Impact

We are driven by a commitment to the sustainable development of the industry. As such, we promote an approach characterised by informed political will, multi-stakeholder consultation, shared prosperity, capacity building and transparent and accountable action, so that our programmes deliver results at every level of society.

Our work is positively recognised across all countries in which we operate. In 2010, we became an accredited official validator of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), reflecting our strong commitment to good governance and transparent natural resource management.

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