sharing in governance of extractive industries
The social and economic linkages of concessions can be monitored by quantifiable indicators. The enclosed Mineral Regime Matrix based on the principles of the Africa Mining Vision offers 7 categories and a tool to evaluate the developmental impact of concessions. Thus even a ranking of (potential) concessionaires can be done in a round of negotiation and a specific country context.
Thanks for sharing Lutz. I assume that according to the Mining Vision it's the government who is supposed to monitor the linkages? Also, I was wondering if it is the quality or quantity of investments in community development (and EIA and SIAs) or both that you are looking at? For example, it would be a better link if community development investments link to local or national development plans. Thanks, Cindy
You'd be surprised. At the World Bank Institute we're actually working on developing a roadmap to monitoring the implemenation of extractive industries contracts, where of course we face the issues of monitoring qualit/quantity and $ impact. I'm happy to share info with you, but it would be helpful to know a bit more about your project. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want.