Faced with proposals from well-informed or connected executive branch agencies or officials, legislators often lack both the information and the confidence to influence legislation, policy or management of the extractive industries. In the course of interviews conducted in nine African countries – Angola, Botswana, Chad, the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzavile), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa – research teams met a number of legislators who are champions for reform or have the will and potential to play such a role.


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