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What do you want out of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings 2010?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Jarvis Oct 5, 2010. 1 Reply

What's happening? The 2010 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be held between October 8th and 10th at the World Bank and IMF Headquarters in Washington,…Continue

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"Transfer mineral revenues directly to citizens—and avoid the resource curse" ?

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 20:42 9 Comments

A highly controversial op-ed (at least in my opinion) in the Huffington Post by colleague Marcelo Giugale (World Bank’s Director of Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Programs for Africa).

In his Artikel he argues how a direct transfer of extractives revenues to citizens could avoid the resource curse. "...alternative ways of transferring natural resource wealth are…


Preaching to the converted? Governance at Indaba

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 22:52 1 Comment

In their recent blogs posted on Goxi, Kobi and Michael were wondering about the ‘governance’ component at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town. It made me think.

The Mining Indaba is a get-together for mining professionals and is aimed at mining business development. The main hall houses hundreds of booths where companies covering the whole mining sector supply chain sell their services to each other: from explosives, to drills, rigs, legal services, waste management services, financial…


Pre Indaba workshop - World Economic Forum

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 21:37 0 Comments

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, one day prior to the start of the largest 3-day gathering for mining professionals in the world, some 35 people from Africa’s public, private and civil society sectors met at the offices of Investec Bank in Cape Town to discuss the outcomes of the recently published RMDI report and transform those outcomes into more concrete action steps for the (South) African context.

The World Bank Institute has been part of the research team for the RMDI report,…


World Economic Forum's Responsible Mineral Development Initative: report presented at Davos last week

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 22:00 0 Comments


The World Economic Forum’s Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI) was launched to explore the views, priorities and concerns of key stakeholders on mineral development, and to seek answers on what works, what does not, where discontent and frustration most commonly arise, and where improvements should occur.


This report, presented at Davos last week, presents the preliminary findings of research covering 13…


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At 19:36 on November 5, 2011, Hon. Albert Kan-Dapaah said…
Many thanks, Cindy, for the welcome and good to hear from you. Kan
At 15:42 on October 20, 2011, Dana Cartwright said…

Hi Cindy,

I'd be happy to have  a coffee sometime. I'm usually in and out of London near our Piccadilly office, but if you let me know your travel plans/schedule hopefully we can link up sometime soon.




At 22:16 on October 3, 2011, Joost Van Der Zwan said…

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for your message. I've actually just left Alert to take a sabbatical, but my colleague Diana Klein (dklein@international-alert.org) might well be interested to meet with you at some point. She leads Alert's work on extractives and private sector engagement. 

Best regards,


At 10:37 on September 26, 2011, Dana Wilkins said…

Hi Cindy, 

Thanks so much for getting in touch, that would be really great!

Shoot me an email (dwilkins@globalwitness.org) with times you're available in the next couple of weeks and we'll sort something out.



At 16:09 on September 20, 2011, Kasita Ibrahim Emolu said…

Sorry for the delayed response, Cindy.

There are two bills that government of Uganda is legislating -Petroleum Resource managment Bill and Petroleum Revenue Management Bill.

The Petroleum Resource Managment bill was prepared and circulated to stakeholders for comments in 2010. The bill is due to be presented to cabinet for consideration before it is submitted to parliament for discussion.

The Petroleum Revenue Management Bills is undergoing drafting process spearheaded by Uganda's Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED). This follows the amendment of the Income Tax Act (2010) amended to take into consideration oil and gas activities, while the Public Finance and Accountability legislation are being reviewed to better address oil revenue management.


At 18:22 on June 29, 2010, cari votava said…
Cindy: Thanks for the suggestion. I've met Peggy and haven't gotten very far. She is a nice lady, but she doesn't seem to think that this issue about preventative measures to ensure keeping ownership/control of critical licenses/concessions out of the hands of criminals is in the purview of the PPCC. I think this issue needs to be addressed at a higher level of gvmt, above the ministries/agencies. Several different mininistries/agencies grant various licenses/concessions, and they may be ok at doing 'due diligence' in their field, but I don't think those ministries/agencies have capacity to do thorough criminal background checks. I believe in West Africa where resources are thin, a unit in an existing law enforcment agency should be dedicated to doing those criminal background checks on shortlisted candidates BEFORE any official grant of license/concession is made. A general law on licensing should identify the "critical" sectors to which this measure should apply, and then the sectoral laws should be modified to require it too, and penalize ministries/agencies for non-compliance. I"m suspecting that this idea isn't getting traction b/c too many license-granting agencies want to maintain discretion to grant licenses/concessions to whom they want (relatives, associates, etc).
At 19:15 on June 24, 2010, Kasita Ibrahim Emolu said…
Hi Cindy,

I am fine. I am in the process of gathering all the information discussed in the training workshop. I am also now searching for the contacts of the participants and I am sure when I am done I will post them in the GOXI website. Thanks
At 11:00 on June 11, 2010, Dr J Chris Anderson said…
Hi Cindy, thanks for your comments on my blog. Good to meet you too and thanks again for all the work you did for the event last week. As you say, effective engagement and consultation are fundamental. It is not necessarily rocket science but it is amazing how often extractive projects get it wrong. Off the top of my head, a few key points:
- a company must have multiple ways of listening to communities
- detailed knowledge of the cultural and historical context of the communities
- employ lots of local people
- fora for engagement
- formal grievance mechanism
I can email you a bunch of references to relevant documents and other material. In the meantime, you might like to look at www.NewmontGhana.com and www.Beyondthemine.com
Best wishes, Chris
At 23:08 on June 10, 2010, Andrea Shemberg said…
Excellent. Thank you!
At 8:13 on June 8, 2010, Kasita Ibrahim Emolu said…
Hi Cindy,
Thank you for the attention. I am now posting a series of articles I have personally written about the extractive industries. Although most of them are focused on Uganda's efforts to extract minerals, they move far beyond and can set examples for African Journalists to step up. Actually this was my main focus when we were at the conference. I pointed out that there is a need to involve journalists if information dissemination is to take root. This is the way to go!


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