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Piet Wostyn favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?
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Daniel Limpitlaw is attending IGF Secretariat's event

IGF's Mining Indaba Sustainability Forum at Mining Indaba, South Africa

February 4, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm
Join us Monday, February 4, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., for our Mining Indaba Sustainability Forum. This year’s theme will focus on impact assessment and management in the mining sector.Visit the Indaba website for full details about this unique event and registration.Our session will address questions such as:What is the optimal timeline to review an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) report?How do ESIAs…See More
Wednesday
Diana Taremwa Karakire favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?
Jan 9
IGF Secretariat posted an event

IGF's Mining Indaba Sustainability Forum at Mining Indaba, South Africa

February 4, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm
Join us Monday, February 4, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., for our Mining Indaba Sustainability Forum. This year’s theme will focus on impact assessment and management in the mining sector.Visit the Indaba website for full details about this unique event and registration.Our session will address questions such as:What is the optimal timeline to review an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) report?How do ESIAs…See More
Jan 7
A blog post by IGF Secretariat was featured

Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?

New research by the IGF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that many resource-rich developing countries use tax incentives in the hope of attracting mining investment. Roughly two thirds of the countries surveyed give corporate income tax concessions to mining investors either in the law or in mining contracts, or, in many cases, in both. Slightly less than half grant a complete tax-free period (“tax holiday”), wiping out the entire tax base for…See More
Jan 4
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?

New research by the IGF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that many resource-rich developing countries use tax incentives in the hope of attracting mining investment. Roughly two thirds of the countries surveyed give corporate income tax concessions to mining investors either in the law or in mining contracts, or, in many cases, in both. Slightly less than half grant a complete tax-free period (“tax holiday”), wiping out the entire tax base for…See More
Jan 2
Rakotoarisoa Zohasina is attending IGF Secretariat's event

Webinar: The impact of VSIs in mining at Webinar

December 5, 2018 from 9am to 10am
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a plan of action for socially and environmentally sound economic development.Many mineral-rich developing countries rely on the mining sector as an engine for this economic development. Ensuring mining is socially and environmentally sound, and contributes to advancing the SDGs, requires extra efforts from policy-makers and the private sector alike.This reality has led to an exponential growth in the number and use of private voluntary…See More
Nov 25, 2018
IGF Secretariat posted an event

Webinar: The impact of VSIs in mining at Webinar

December 5, 2018 from 9am to 10am
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a plan of action for socially and environmentally sound economic development.Many mineral-rich developing countries rely on the mining sector as an engine for this economic development. Ensuring mining is socially and environmentally sound, and contributes to advancing the SDGs, requires extra efforts from policy-makers and the private sector alike.This reality has led to an exponential growth in the number and use of private voluntary…See More
Nov 22, 2018
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.The report highlights environmental, social and business-related impacts associated with…See More
Sep 12, 2018
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

Job Posting: Consultant for gender in mining tool

Mining provides vital commodities for a wide range of products and services and has done so through the centuries. But mining also contributes to many of the challenges that the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are trying to address – environmental degradation, water scarcity, negative impacts on human rights, displacement of populations, worsening economic and social inequality, armed conflicts, gender inequality and gender-based violence, tax evasion and corruption, and increased…See More
Aug 2, 2018
A blog post by IGF Secretariat was featured

The Power of Partnership

Partnership and collaboration are often used interchangeably, but they really mean different things. Collaboration is simply working together, while partnership infers a closer, less transactional engagement between the parties—although, in most instances, this relationship is not strictly defined.It is not just semantics: ever since the …See More
Jun 12, 2018
IGF Secretariat posted a blog post

The Power of Partnership

Partnership and collaboration are often used interchangeably, but they really mean different things. Collaboration is simply working together, while partnership infers a closer, less transactional engagement between the parties—although, in most instances, this relationship is not strictly defined.It is not just semantics: ever since the …See More
Jun 8, 2018
Vincent osebe mboga favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
May 15, 2018
Yves Bertran Alvarez favorited IGF Secretariat's blog post Challenging Cultural Norms in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Crucial to Improving Women’s Economic Empowerment
May 15, 2018
A blog post by IGF Secretariat was featured

Challenging Cultural Norms in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Crucial to Improving Women’s Economic Empowerment

Women who work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) face economic, decision-making, legal and institutional exclusions due to cultural norms. This is the finding of a new report from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).ASM is a complex and diversified sector, ranging from informal individual miners seeking a subsistence livelihood to small-scale commercial mining…See More
May 15, 2018
IGF Secretariat posted blog posts
May 14, 2018

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Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF)
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http://www.IGFmining.org
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International Secretariat
About My Work
The IGF is a member-driven organization aimed at providing opportunities for national governments with an interest in mining to share best practices and work collectively to achieve their goals. The IGF is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development and environmental stewardship. Secretariat duties are performed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Secretariat funding is provided by the Government of Canada.
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gold, diamonds, 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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IGF Secretariat's Blog

Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 15:11 0 Comments

New research by the IGF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that many resource-rich developing countries use tax incentives in the hope of attracting mining investment. Roughly two thirds of the countries surveyed give corporate income tax concessions to mining investors either in the law or in mining contracts, or, in many cases, in both. Slightly less than half grant a complete tax-free period (“tax holiday”), wiping out the entire tax base for…

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IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 14:27 0 Comments

A new study from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.

The report highlights environmental, social and…

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Job Posting: Consultant for gender in mining tool

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 14:45 0 Comments

Mining provides vital commodities for a wide range of products and services and has done so through the centuries. But mining also contributes to many of the challenges that the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are trying to address – environmental degradation, water scarcity, negative impacts on human rights, displacement of populations, worsening economic and social inequality, armed conflicts, gender inequality and gender-based violence, tax evasion and corruption, and…

Continue

The Power of Partnership

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 18:01 0 Comments

Partnership and collaboration are often used interchangeably, but they really mean different things. Collaboration is simply working together, while partnership infers a closer, less transactional engagement between the parties—although, in most instances, this relationship is not strictly defined.

It is not just semantics: ever since the …

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