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World Bank Local Content CoP eDiscussion #5 on Country Legislation starting Oct 14th

World Bank Community of Practice on Local Content Development

eDiscussion #5 – October 14th, 1,5 h Webinar October 21st 10 am EST , ends October 28th

Local Content Legislation: Challenges, opportunities, and country cases


Several countries have legislated local content policies in the past, and many are in the process of drafting legislation to increase local employment and local procurement generated by their oil, gas and mining sectors. This generates a huge demand to identify lessons learned, best practices and to foster knowledge exchange between academics and practitioners. More than 90 percent of our community members expressed their interest in this topic in a recent survey, and more than 60 percent said that they would share information on such legislation with other members. This is therefore our most demanded topic.


The discussion and webinar will be particularly relevant to:

  • Policy makers and oversight body officials

  • Researchers, think tank members and advisors

  • Market linkages and supplier development practitioners


The eDiscussion will be facilitated by Jesse Ovadia (Lecturer International Political Economy, University of Newcastle). The webinar will be facilitated by Perrine Toledano (Head of Extractive Industries, Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment).


Questions for discussion will include:


  1. How have local content policies been designed around the world so far?

  2. What can other countries learn from these experiences?

  3. What goals are established, what measures used and what institutions involved in effective local content policies?


CoP members will be able to respond to these questions in the discussion forum and raise any other priority ones that they would like to explore further in the webinar. Other participants interested in the webinar can email questions to cover to ptoled@law.columbia.edu.

If you are not a member of our CoP yet and would like to join both the Community and the discussion, please send an email to nhandler@worldbank.org explaining how your work relates to Local Content Development in Extractives. Our CoP membership exclusively targets EI Local Content professionals. Please also use this email-address to RSVP for the Webinar.


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