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GOXI Learning Series

GOXI and the World Bank’s Extractives-led Local Economic Development (ELLED) Community of Practice invite you to the upcoming webinar on extractive industries linkages and economic diversification.

Date: April 28, 2017

When: 10:00am EST (estimated time 1.5hours)

Where: Online, click here for link to WebEx (Meeting Number: 736 674 203, Meeting Password: yTXMFFR5)

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH recently published the study “Linkages to the Resource Sector: The Role of Companies, Governments, and International Development Cooperation” which was prepared by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). The study explains the various linkages that can be created to the Extractive Industries sector (EI), includes a brief summary of the theory underpinning each linkage type and provides case studies that exemplify how countries have successfully leveraged the respective linkages. It lays out the key constraints to linkage creation and provides recommendations to EI companies, governments and international development cooperation on how each of these stakeholders can contribute to linkage creation. In this webinar, CCSI will present the study with a particular focus on spatial linkages resulting from the shared-use of mining-related infrastructure investments.

In addition, Fitsum Weldegiorgis from IIED will provide a preview to a soon-to-be released paper, “Navigator to Support Economic Diversification: Instruments for Resource-Rich Developing Countries”.  This paper will navigate the user through relevant instruments to promote diversification of resource-rich economies. It presents instruments (initiatives, tools and good practices) and at the same time takes into account different types of economic linkages.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A

Introduction by: Jeff Geipel, Mining Shared Value Venture Leader, Engineers Without Boarders Canada

Presentation by:

  • Perrine Toledano, Head “Extractive Industries”, CCSI
  • Nicolas Maennling, Senior Economics and Policy Researcher, CCSI 
  • Fitsum Weldegiorgis Senior Researcher, Shaping Sustainable Markets, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

 About the Speakers:

Past GOXI Learning Series

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 9:30 am- 11:00 am | World Bank I Building: 1850 I St NW Room 10-420

Background: 

The extractive industries present important economic opportunities - including tax revenues, economic linkages and jobs - that can be harnessed for sustainable long-term development and the achievement of the SDG goals. Nevertheless, they also pose well known political and economic “resource curse” risks that can thwart development and entrench to corruption and mismanagement. How can governments and citizens know whether they are on the right track?

 

The Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework is a tool for benchmarking a country’s management of oil, gas and minerals against global best practices. The framework draws on the policy options and practical advice of the Natural Resource Charter, and consists of a series of questions that government officials, concerned citizens or actors in the international community can use to structure research, discussions and strategic planning.

 

Users of the framework so far include the governments of Tanzania and Sierra Leone, coalitions of non-governmental actors in Nigeria and Myanmar, and political parties in Ghana.

 

During this session we will discuss:

  • What is the framework and how was it developed? 
  • How has it been used so far? 
  • How can the framework be adapted for new audiences?

 

Presentations by: Rob Pitman and David Manley, Natural Resource Governance Institute

Reactions by: Daniel Gbondo, Government of Sierra Leone; Frank Kayitare, International IDEA, and Lois Laraba Machunga, Nigeria Natural Resource Charter.

Discussion Moderated by:  Michael Stanley, Global Lead, WB Energy and Extractives Global Practice

 

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