Report / June 6, 2007

To Have And Have Not - Resource Governance in the 21st Century

Global Witness was commissioned by the Berlin-based Heinrich Böll Foundation to co-author a Memorandum, ‘To Have and Have Not’, which was launched on 30 May 2007. The Memorandum presents a wide cross section of civil society views on Resource Governance in the 21st Century, to break the mould whereby the wealth from resources – especially in Africa - far from benefiting local populations, has resulted in increased corruption, conflict and human rights abuses. The memorandum describes the economic, social and ecological implications of resource exploitation and makes specific political demands and recommendations to the G8 in regards to the challenges these issues raise.