The Energy Governance Capacity Initiative (EGCI) is a United States Department of State, Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) – led effort that provides U.S interagency and expert independent advisory services in countries across the globe on a wide range of capacity- building related to hydrocarbon and mineral sector’s oversight and governance. Countries receiving EGCI assistance have world-class hydrocarbon and mineral resources and the potential to receive sizable financial windfalls from the development and export of these resources. Through the EGCI, the department of state works closely with governments to build the institutional and human resource capacity needed to manage their resources responsibly for the benefit of long-term national economic development.
EGCI utilizes the U.S government’s considerable expertise and capabilities, as well as highly-specialized and flexible skill sets obtained through direct contracting and agreements with top U.S academic institutions. Assistance is tailored to the specific needs of individual countries.