Pathways to Government Revenue Loss

Pathways to Government Revenue Loss

Governments commonly fail to secure a fair share of their natural resource wealth.


This publication sets out a framework for assessing risks to government revenue.

It illustrates the different pathways to revenue loss through a diverse collection of real world case studies.

Our revenue risk assessments begin with this wider framework and are then tailored to the specific country, commodity, company and contract.


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