Resource governance is unique and complicated. Know more by clicking VIDEO: REASONS WHY.
Today's session by Patrick Heller (my personal favorite) is an introduction to the framework of analyses to which the whole course will revolve around particularly on what constitutes good governance. These are: (1) rules, (2) institutions, and (3) informed citizens.
The Philippines is a resource-rich country and is not immune from the consequences of extracting natural resources whether positive or negative. It has been extracting minerals for decades while artisanal miners have long thrived for centuries. The country is relatively unique, however, compared to other countries considering key statistics. What do I mean by that? Click on Infographic: Economics of Extractives in the Philippines