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Ian Gary
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Oxfam America
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation
Job Title
Senior Policy Manager - Extractive Industries
About My Work
Ian Gary is Senior Policy Manager for Extractive Industries with Oxfam America. Prior to joining Oxfam in 2005, Ian was Strategic Issues Advisor – Extractive Industries at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) from 1999 to 2005. He has held positions with the Ford Foundation as well as international development organizations in the U.S. and Africa. Ian is the author of the Oxfam America report Ghana’s Big Test: Oil’s Challenge to Democratic Development (2009); co-author, with Terry Lynn Karl of Stanford University, of the CRS report Bottom of the Barrel: Africa’s Oil Boom and the Poor (2003); and co-author of Chad’s Oil: Miracle or Mirage? (2005), co-authored with Nikki Reisch and issued by CRS and Bank Information Center. He has testified twice before the US Congress and given presentations at the World Bank, Royal Institute of International Affairs, United Nations, U.S. State Department and Harvard University, among other venues. Ian was an advisor with the World Bank Extractive Industries Advisory Group from 2005-2009. Ian was a leading advocate in the Publish What You Pay US effort that culminated in a new US law requiring disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to host governments around the world. He has conducted field research on extractive industries issues in Ghana, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Peru and Cambodia. He holds a MA degree from the University of Leeds in the Politics of International Resources and Development and a BA from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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Governance and anti-corruption, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

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“Absolutely” – Kenya President backs full oil contract disclosure

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 19:47 2 Comments

“Absolutely” – Kenya President backs full oil contract disclosure

President Kenyatta supports key demand of civil society on extractives contracts

August 27, 2014 Posted by Ian Gary…


Bizarre methodology skews World Bank survey on oil, mining “perceptions”

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 17:05 3 Comments

Results of a World Bank Institute survey on public perceptions of extractive industries in developing countries are practically useless to understanding what communities directly affected by mining and oil operations actually think.

The results of a new World Bank-sponsored survey say that “a clear majority of responses believe that mining and oil/gas are positively impacting their country.”

It always pays to look at the methodology and underlying data sets.

In January…


Oxfam Job - Senior Policy Advisor - Extractive Industries

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 22:27 0 Comments

To apply visit http://www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/pages/open-positions?jvi=oaifXfwo,Job

Senior Policy Advisor for Extractive Industries

Policy & Campaigns | Washington, DC, United States 



Mining Indaba - Is sustainability just a sideshow at African mining conference?

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 22:57 0 Comments

Is sustainability just a sideshow at African mining conference?

Five challenges to the mining sector executives gathered in Cape Town next week


by Keith Slack, Global Program Manager, Extractive Industries

Mining industry big-wigs will gather in South Africa next week for …


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At 18:57 on March 17, 2011, Dr J Chris Anderson said…
That's a pity. I believe they are postponing the meeting now. I will be out until 13 April, so might catch up with you in Accra that week. Cheers, Chris
At 18:43 on March 17, 2011, Dr J Chris Anderson said…
Hey Gary, are you coming to the GIMPA meeting next week? Cheers, Chris


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