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Keith Myers commented on Ian Gary's blog post 'Bizarre methodology skews World Bank survey on oil, mining “perceptions”'
"Setting the methodology aside, I found some of the results curious to say the least.  Seemingly 58% of Ugandan's interviewed felt that oil and gas had a positive, or very positive impact on their own lives, similar to the percentages for…"
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Batshur Gootiiz commented on Ian Gary's blog post 'Bizarre methodology skews World Bank survey on oil, mining “perceptions”'
"Thanks for this interesting debate, having worked in this area, I cannot pass this opportunity to comment on this important endeavor. I applaud WB's effort to understand perceptions of stakeholders about impact of mining. This is a great start,…"
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Michael Jarvis commented on Ian Gary's blog post 'Bizarre methodology skews World Bank survey on oil, mining “perceptions”'
"Dear Ian,Thanks for the blog post. On behalf of the World Bank Insitute team that commissioned the survey, I wish to acknowledge your point on the fact that the survey, by being web based, is not representative of mining or oil/gas affected…"
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Apr 16
Ian Gary posted a blog post

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

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 the World Bank Institute…See More
Apr 16
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US Congress - Africa Resource Curse? at Washington, DC

July 18, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
Subcommittee Hearing: Is There an African Resource Curse?Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations | 2200 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Jul 18, 2013 2:00pmLive webcast at …See More
Jul 16, 2013
Ian Gary posted an event

US Congress - Africa Resource Curse? at Washington, DC

July 18, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
Subcommittee Hearing: Is There an African Resource Curse?Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations | 2200 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Jul 18, 2013 2:00pmLive webcast at …See More
Jul 12, 2013
Ian Gary posted a blog post

Oxfam Job - Senior Policy Advisor - Extractive Industries

To apply visit http://www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/pages/open-positions?jvi=oaifXfwo,JobSenior Policy Advisor for Extractive IndustriesPolicy & Campaigns | Washington, DC, United States March 2013 OXFAM AMERICA JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: Senior Policy Advisor for Extractive IndustriesLOCATION: Washington, DCDEPARTMENT: Policy and ResearchREPORTS TO: Senior Policy Manger for Extractive Industries…See More
Mar 21, 2013
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Mining Indaba - Is sustainability just a sideshow at African mining conference?

Is sustainability just a sideshow at African mining conference?Five challenges to the mining sector executives gathered in Cape Town next weekhttp://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2013/01/29/sustainability-sideshow/ by Keith Slack, Global Program Manager, Extractive IndustriesMining industry big-wigs will gather in South Africa next week for Mining Indaba,…See More
Feb 3, 2013
Ian Gary posted a blog post

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

Is sustainability just a sideshow at African mining conference?Five challenges to the mining sector executives gathered in Cape Town next weekhttp://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2013/01/29/sustainability-sideshow/ by Keith Slack, Global Program Manager, Extractive IndustriesMining industry big-wigs will gather in South Africa next week for Mining Indaba,…See More
Feb 1, 2013
Ian Gary posted an event

Community Consent Index: Company Public Positions on Free, Prior and Informed Consent at Washington DC

September 26, 2012 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Community Consent Index: Company Public Positions on Free, Prior and Informed Consent for Oil, Gas and Mining ProjectsOxfam Research Backgrounder Launch Event Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 4:00 to 5:30 pm » WHERE Carnegie Endowment for International Peace|1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036 » WHAT A panel discussion on Oxfam’s Community Consent Index, a report on public commitments made, and policies & procedures published, by major oil, gas and mining companies concerning…See More
Sep 13, 2012
Ian Gary posted a blog post

Oxfam launch - Community Consent Index Sept. 26 - Washington

 Community Consent Index: Company Public Positions on Free, Prior and Informed Consent for Oil, Gas and Mining ProjectsOxfam Research Backgrounder Launch Event Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 4:00 to 5:30 pm » WHERE Carnegie Endowment for International Peace|1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036 » WHAT A panel discussion on Oxfam’s Community Consent Index, a report on public commitments made, and policies & procedures published, by major oil, gas and mining companies concerning…See More
Sep 13, 2012
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Sep 13, 2012
Norma Garza is attending Ian Gary's event

Can oil and accountability mix? Ghana's experiment at Washington, DC

June 1, 2012 from 12pm to 2pm
  Can Oil and Accountability Mix?Ghana’s Experiment with Citizen Oversight of Petroleum Revenues Panel Discussion and Lunch Friday, June 1, 201212 Noon – 2 p.m.Oxfam America1100 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 RSVPs required by May 30 (lunch provided): nhailu@OxfamAmerica.org  Keynote speaker: Major Daniel Sowa Ablorh-Quarcoo, Chairman, Ghana Public Interest and Accountability CommitteeDiscussants:                        Mohammed Amin Adam,…See More
May 31, 2012
Ian Gary posted a blog post

Can Oil and Accountability Mix? Ghana’s Experiment with Citizen Oversight of Petroleum Revenues

  Can Oil and Accountability Mix?Ghana’s Experiment with Citizen Oversight of Petroleum Revenues Panel Discussion and Lunch Friday, June 1, 201212 Noon – 2 p.m.Oxfam America1100 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 RSVPs required by May 30 (lunch provided): nhailu@OxfamAmerica.org  Keynote speaker: Major Daniel Sowa Ablorh-Quarcoo, Chairman, Ghana Public Interest and Accountability CommitteeDiscussants:                        Mohammed Amin Adam,…See More
May 22, 2012
Ian Gary posted an event

Can oil and accountability mix? Ghana's experiment at Washington, DC

June 1, 2012 from 12pm to 2pm
  Can Oil and Accountability Mix?Ghana’s Experiment with Citizen Oversight of Petroleum Revenues Panel Discussion and Lunch Friday, June 1, 201212 Noon – 2 p.m.Oxfam America1100 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 RSVPs required by May 30 (lunch provided): nhailu@OxfamAmerica.org  Keynote speaker: Major Daniel Sowa Ablorh-Quarcoo, Chairman, Ghana Public Interest and Accountability CommitteeDiscussants:                        Mohammed Amin Adam,…See More
May 22, 2012

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Oxfam America
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http://www.oxfamamerica.org/campaigns/extractive-industries
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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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…

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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 



March 2013 OXFAM AMERICA JOB…

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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

http://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2013/01/29/sustainability-sideshow/ 

by Keith Slack, Global Program Manager, Extractive Industries

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

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Oxfam launch - Community Consent Index Sept. 26 - Washington

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 22:59 0 Comments

 

Community Consent Index: Company Public Positions on Free, Prior and Informed Consent for Oil, Gas and Mining Projects

Oxfam Research Backgrounder Launch Event

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 4:00 to 5:30 pm

 

» WHERE

 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace|1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC…

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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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