One of the biggest challenges that fragile states face is in mobilising the resources required to adequately invest in their development. The natural resource sector in fragile states is critical to such resource mobilisation efforts, as if properly managed such natural resources can provide an important long-term stream of independent finance.
This booklet is the result of a request made at the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of the g7+, which took place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in November 2012. At that meeting, Professor Paul Collier delivered a paper on natural resources in fragile states, entitled ‘Small Countries, Big Resources’. g7+ ministers requested that the g7+ secretariat facilitate greater peer learning between g7+ countries on the subject of Natural Resource Management, and a technical team was formed to deliver this report.