sharing in governance of extractive industries
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue