International bodies and multilateral organizations should take the lead in bringing together local governments and ministries to ensure inclusivity and democracy in pursuing sound natural resources management, according to a governance expert.
The promotion of good governance based on democratic principles can help countries make better use of natural resources for the benefit of the people, Carl Wright, secretary-general of the Commonwealth Local Governance Forum, told Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones in this video interview on the sidelines of the Annual Democracy Forum 2014 in Gaborone, Botswana.
Countries themselves, he added, should also strive to attain these goals of transparency and accountability, as well build their capacity at the grass-roots level to make the process sustainable.
Watch the above clip to learn more insights from Wright on how multilateral institutions and national governments can deal with noncompliance on democratic principles for better natural resources management.
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