On the basis of the Resource Governance Index, this map layer shows three categories of resource governance for the year 2006.
Example of how to read the map:
Namibia's Resource Governance Index in 2006 was 7.28, which means that Namibia's resource governance is good.
BICC - Bonn International Center for Conversion
BICC is an independent, non-profit organization that deals with a wide range of global topics in the field of peace and conflict research in response to the problems posed by organized violence. It works on the constructive transformation of conflicts, disarmament and poverty. The Resource Governance Index, developed in 2006 by BICC, shows the resource governance of 92 countries over a period of eleven years, from 1996 to 2006. The Index combines six general measures of good governance (regime type, political rights, civil liberties and press freedom, freedom of assembly and association, social and labour conditions) with four resource-related criteria (percentage of nationally protected areas compared to total land area, Resource Regime Compliance Indicator (RRI) as a means to record the degree to which countries are member of relevant treaties and conventions, wealth redistribution and resource independence.