sharing in governance of extractive industries
Japan is well known for its lack of mineral resources. However, interestingly, the Japanese domestic mining industry played a crucial role in the nation’s industrialization and modernization in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. The country even exported gold, copper and other mineral products.
In September 2018, I had a scoping visit to two mine areas closed in the 1970s to explore how these mine sites are maintained as sightseeing and learning centres, as part of a…Continue
Formal agreements between resource companies and subnational or local level stakeholders affected by company projects, or local level agreements (LLAs), are becoming an important mechanism for increasing benefits for local communities and minimizing or avoiding conflicts in many countries. The main objectives of this policy paper are to assess Mongolia’s experience with LLAs to date, identify gaps and opportunities, and recommend policy responses to improve existing regulation and…Continue
I joined a national dialogue workshop in Ulaanbaatar, hosted by UNDP, UK Embassy and CSM Policy Research Institute in Mongolia on March 21, 2016. It was for presenting and facilitating discussion of Training Module on Responsible Mining in Mongolia. The main objective of this module is to build the capacity of local governments and small and medium-sized mining companies in Mongolia for developing responsible mining.
The core research team was comprised of me, Dr Munkhzul Dorjsuren…Continue
Contract transparency is crucial in ensuring deals in the extractive industry deliver better outcomes for the host nation and community. Civil society has long campaigned for contract transparency in ‘first and third world’ traditional mining countries. Except Australia, however, contracts are not common in ‘first world’ mining countries. Instead, we find in these countries a mature licensing system…Continue