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Resource producer countries and extractive industries have become increasingly aware of the need to work together to use the extractive sector as a catalyst for long-term, competitive, inclusive and sustainable development. The OECD 
Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development (PD-NR) offers an intergovernmental platform for peer learning and knowledge sharing where OECD and non-OECD producing countries, in consultation with extractive industries, civil society organisations, and think tanks, can craft innovative and collaborative solutions for resource-based development. Learn more about our governance structure >>
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Shared Value Creation


Revenue Management and Spending


Getting Better Deals


Corruption Risks

Participating countries and stakeholders in the consultation are working together to develop an Operational Framework on Public-Private Collaboration for Shared Value Creation to assist with the operationalisation of identified shared goals for sustainable value creation.

Country Reviews on Shared Resource-based Value Creation are also used to assess the constraints and opportunities for in-country value creation and better integration of the extractive sector with the rest of the economy.

Finally, we map opportunities for backward, forward and horizontal linkages at the different stages of the project cycle in the mining, oil and gas sectors. 


With the support of participating countries, the OECD Development Centre is developing a comparative analysis of country practices on the performance of stabilisation funds and public investment options. An inception report was presented at the last meeting on 29-30 June 2015.


Participating countries have tasked the OECD Secretariat (Centre for Tax Policy and Administration) with assessing OECD and non-OECD methods to verify mineral product prices in transaction between related parties. An interim briefing was presented at the last meeting on 29-30 June 2015.

This work, supported by the G20 Development Working Group, is intended to enable countries tackle more effectively challenges in data comparability, reduce asymmetry of information for tax authorities and improve transparency in extractives.


Participating countries and stakeholders in the consultation are working together to develop a typology study on corruption risks in extractives, as well as corresponding mitigation measures and incentives.

This work is intended to contribute to the post-2015 development agenda and other international processes, including on-going efforts by the G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group to prevent and address corruption in high-risk areas.



  • 15 September – 30 October 2015: On-Line Public Consultation on the Advanced Draft of the Operational Framework on Public-Private Collaboration for Shared Resource-based Value Creation
  • 2-4 December 2015: Fifth Meeting, OECD Conference Centre (Paris) — By invitation only
  • 29-30 June 2015: Download the summary report, key outcomes and keynote address by H. E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission on "Using natural resources for shared value creation in Africa" 



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The Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development (PD-NR) is an integral part of the OECD Strategy on Development adopted at Ministerial level in May 2012, and consists of a multi-year structured inter-governmental process to foster knowledge sharing and peer-learning among producing countries — OECD member countries and partner countries alike on how to best harness natural resources for structural transformation and more inclusive and broad-based development. The initiative is articulated around four work streams:

1. Shared Value Creation and Local Development;
2. Revenue Spending and Stabilisation Funds;
3. Getting Better Deals; and
4. Detecting Corruption Risks in the Extractive Sector.

The involvement of stakeholders on a structured basis is a specific component of the process. A Business Consultative Platform has been set up to fully appreciate the implications of policy options and work toward strategic co-ordination with governments with a view to achieving mutually beneficial outcomes. Civil society organisations and think tanks also take part in the multi-stakeholder consultations. An Expert Advisory Board composed of representatives of international organisations and institutions has been established to catalyse efforts, promote effective collaboration, avoid duplication of work and fill the implementation gap.‌ Learn more about our governance structure >>

Drawing on collaborative evidence-based comparative analysis and in-depth country reviews co-ordinated by the OECD Secretariat, the PD-NR will lead to the development of compendium of good practices, operational frameworks and guidance tools.

In line with the spirit of the OECD Strategy on Development, and given the cross-sectoral nature of the issues to be addressed, the Policy Dialogue has been designed as a horizontal, cross-directorate OECD initiative hosted by the OECD Development Centre, involving other relevant directorates that can contribute or lead in specific policy domains:

Finally, the Policy Dialogue is also a pilot member of the OECD Knowledge Sharing Alliance (KSA).




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