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Mali’s new mining law: an improvement, but fails artisanal miners

by Dr Ahamadou Mohamed Maiga and Brendan SchwartzMali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation, concentrating on the areas covered by our policy recommendations from late last year: fiscal reforms, artisanal mining and local revenue management. Full blog available at the…See More
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Mali’s new mining law: an improvement, but fails artisanal miners

by Dr Ahamadou Mohamed Maiga and Brendan SchwartzMali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation, concentrating on the areas covered by our policy recommendations from late last year: fiscal reforms, artisanal mining and local revenue management. Full blog available at the…See More
Oct 8

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The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation
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http://www.iied.org
Job Title
Senior Researcher
About My Work
My work focuses on enhancing rural communities’ participation in shaping natural resource policies and practice.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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Mali’s new mining law: an improvement, but fails artisanal miners

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 13:39 0 Comments

by Dr Ahamadou Mohamed Maiga and Brendan Schwartz

Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation, concentrating on the areas covered by our policy recommendations from late last year: fiscal reforms, artisanal mining and local…

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Revising Mali’s mining code: three key areas for improvement

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 19:32 1 Comment

Mining is critical to Mali’s economy and post-conflict rebuilding, yet the sector faces huge challenges that impact both the environment and the economy. To address these issues, in 2014 the government announced plans to reform its 2012 mining code, though progress has been slow. This policy briefing sets out key technical recommendations for the ongoing reform programme that would enable Mali to overcome obstacles to derive greater revenue from mining, to improve local development…

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Mining in the deep-sea bed: are we ready?

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 14:22 0 Comments

Full blog available at: https://www.iied.org/mining-deep-sea-bed-are-we-ready

International law designates the deep seabed as the “common heritage of mankind”, but poorly regulated mining could cause irreparable damage to such a fragile ecosystem. Erika Solimeo and Brendan Schwartz argue that the International Seabed Authority needs a moratorium on mining extraction licences.

Equatorial Guinea Advert in the NY Times

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 3:29 0 Comments

While we were all enjoying the holiday season relaxing with friends and family, President Obiang was working hard...on his image. NYTimes

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