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Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas, and Mining Governance is the seventh online course offered by SDSNEDU, the online education initiative hosted by the SDSN Association. The 12-week course introduces the opportunities and challenges facing resource-rich countries in achieving sustainable economic development, social inclusion, and environmental viability. The course is a joint effort of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the World Bank. As with all SDSNEDU courses, it is being offered free of charge to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. Enrollment is open, so register today at For more information on all of our SDSNEDU offerings, please visit our website at or email us at