Discussion paper

Data in Action: Natural Resources Disclosure for People and Progress

January 29, 2020

This discussion paper consolidates the findings of D2D’s natural resources data assessments conducted in: Colombia, Ghana, Mongolia, and Peru. It describes key challenges and makes recommendations to industry, governments, and civil society that help bridge the existing data gaps and unlock data-enabled opportunities in the natural resources sector. The insights in this report help better understand 1) the most pressing information needs of communities, 2) which available datasets can help address their concerns, and 3) what are the concrete entry points for multi-stakeholder collaboration that can facilitate disclosure for development impact.


  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Data for Transparency and Accountability
  • D2D’s Natural Resource Data Assessment
  • Natural Resource Data Challenges
  • Recommendations for Addressing Five Main Data Challenges
  • Conclusion