Gap Analysis 4

Resource Revenue Regimes

 UPDATED: Resource Revenue Regimes around the Circumpolar North: A Gap Analysis (pdf)

How resource revenues are shared with communities across the Arctic; the percentage of revenues that go to federal, territorial, and Indigenous governments; how the system works for each resource; and the implications for self-government and northern governments generally.

Lead researcher:
Lee Huskey, University of Alaska (
Team member:
Chris Southcott, Lakehead University

Plain Language Summary

This gap analysis is guided by five (preliminary) priority research questions related to resource revenues. These are:

  1. What is the range of mechanisms for successfully distributing resource revenues to local governments and organizations?
  2. How have resource revenues been used by local governments or organizations and what was the effect on the local distribution of benefits?
  3.  What factors influences the outcome of legislative decisions to institute or change resource revenue regimes?
  4. What factors are important for determining the success or failure of community plans to save resource revenues?
  5. How have incentive schemes been used to increase production and what have been the consequences for revenues?

Draft outline
Priorities summary