3 principles for natural resources to become a blessing for development

Many resource-rich countries have not lived up to their development potential, while others have prospered without resources. In this #DemocracyMatters commentary, OECD Chair Erik Solheim explains how popular ownership, transparency and good leadership can help prevent the effects of the "resource curse."

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  • Erik Solheim

    Erik Solheim is chair of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee since January 2013, and incoming executive director of the U.N. Environment Program. With a solid background in climate, the environment and peace building, Solheim was also Norway’s minister for international development from 2005 to 2012.