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Data -- revenue watch revealing the lives of over one billion people around the world can be dramatically changed.
If their countries more more efficient in managing their natural resources.
Have a dramatic figure you think about it and on who the judges to director -- deputy director revenue watch to talk about this.
Number that they've put up thank you for coming in retreat (%expletive) hit the isn't just a billion people but which countries in particular stood up and the reports -- that.
Well -- looked up at feet.
G-8 countries and -- trenches from from the US the UK food to berm out.
Mozambique so we have philosophy of countries from around the world.
And they make up 85% of the all the -- -- 90% of diamonds markets that's.
It's it's a massive a massive study that we've embarked on them that's for you -- set.
A broad range of countries from the developing world to the most advanced nations panel which country it was the worst at managing their national resources and essentially.
Had the largest percentage of their populations living in poverty.
Well -- -- things -- in -- either but on the ranks you find.
I -- burnout which is not going through a process of transition -- has had a lot of work to really get it's it's -- are all gas sector are going.
We also find for many stand there.
I think at a very important finding there is that.
The transparency is missing in the countries that he's the most Brett and that where the poverty is that is -- -- strong where you have content over 500 million people in poverty in dvds in these countries and that's treaty I think.
A signal that action is needed to reading you know change the way -- digital -- managed it.
Down from the -- perspective of the United States I think a couple of countries.
I stand out one Saudi Arabia where we get so much a bar.
Our oil from comes in 48 out of 58 of failing scores in a number of components and the others Afghanistan where we spent so much time fighting -- war and then spent so much money in rebuilding.
The country which also.
To do -- and yeah I think.
The situation some great defense of a scene in Saudi Arabia I think that did that mean at least as a -- is is I think struggling and I think is this region that's performing the worst in 99 index that even -- -- -- -- in Africa and and I think that's a very.
A distinct finding that that should catch their attention off people.
That after striking example for instance of that.
Saudi Arabia as 500 billion dollars in its sovereign wealth and then we don't know already what's going on with this money is and and I think that's.
That's a pretty fitting starry and you find the same in Qatar in other countries in the region in Afghanistan we're looking at a very different picture it's a cost.
Conflict or even know and maybe even I think gracious to say that's where.
That the country is taking some actions to to put together those -- in the books that -- -- the country take advantage of its might mineral resources but.
Is really not disclosing the information that is needed for citizens to know what he's done with this money and three change.
For the better -- the country.
How do you force this change or how do you even nudge it along and we just in terms of transparency in these nations.
It's a lot to ask and it's a lot to do.
What it means a lot to -- but we have very few.
-- -- examples here of countries that have you know I'm very -- food income that are doing very well and thinking about Liberia.
Which I has really changed it's it it's course where you hot diamonds fueling conflict and now is performing fairly -- -- on our index.
Who had they have these schools contracts they have these schools the revenues and they're really doing better as a result of that so the way you can you can go about that is.
We need you know -- good goes on the books.
These -- -- the inflammation and and having a more vibrant society and then in nurturing these you know serious aside he said that they asked for for more information.
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