We offer a wide range of training programs and policy development services to meet the unique needs of our partners and clients. These offerings include an executive certificate course in Extractive Resource Governance, customized workshops and online seminars, as well as expert policy and regulatory advice.
The training approach and organization of the program overall is excellent-Past training participant
Depending on the needs of the country, this course can be delivered as separate modules over 4-5 days, as well as all together over 12-15 days depending on partner preferences and needs.
This foundational workshop takes a high-level view of best practices in resource governance, targeting our clients’ specific governance needs. Topics can include economics and financial analysis, royalty and tax collection systems, land-use planning, environmental impact assessments, regulatory design, and enhancing foreign investment. We share our lessons learned in Canada from decades of oil and gas sector development.
Investigate approaches to developing the overall framework of energy legislation, including occupational health and safety, environmental protection, and the relationship between a government and its regulatory function.
Learn how to reform current governance frameworks so they meet new objectives, such as increasing foreign investment, while enhancing transparency and accountability.
Some resources are unique, and so governments may choose different approaches to ensure the development framework is appropriate. Learn how unconventional oil and gas development, such as hydraulic fracturing from shale, may require different approaches to fiscal governance and regulatory frameworks.
Understand key principles in establishing an effective and independent upstream regulator by studying Canada’s journey in changing how it regulates the upstream oil and gas sector.
Many jurisdictions have discovered that the public, especially people who live near energy projects, will influence development by supporting or objecting to it. Investigate how to create a system where these important stakeholders can be appropriately included in energy development.
We provide analytical and technical assistance to governments as they assess their existing framework and make decisions about where to make improvements.
- The role of the regulator
- Compliance assurance
- Public engagement overview
- Double taxation treaty negotiations and strategies
- Fiscal benchmarking, including the Marginal Effective Tax Rate Methodology (METR)
- Thin capitalization and interest deductibility
- Production sharing contract negotiations