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Julia Mensah
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Julia Mensah's Discussions

We Want what the Ok Tedi Women Have! Learning from Benefit Sharing for Women in the PNG...

Started Oct 23, 2012 0 Replies

Dear GoXIANS:One of our colleagues at the World Bank shared his reflections on the Development Blog about findings on the Ok Tedi experience of ensuring that women gain a share of mining benefits in…Continue

Pact Urges Responsible Companies to Start Buying Conflict-Free Minerals from Eastern DR Congo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julia Mensah Mar 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello Fellow GOXIANS! Pact, Inc recently issued a press release urging companies to purchase conflict-free minerals from the DRC. In the release, Pact emphasizes efforts by the ITRI Tin Supply Chain…Continue

Can Ghana Avert the Resource Curse? The debate continues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jules Mulya Apr 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Fellow GOXIANS: I invite you to read this article by Barbara Borst titled: Ghana Strives to Beat the Resource Curse and Turn Oil into a Blessing. The article highlights some of the key challenges…Continue

Launching the GOXI Innovation Series!!!!

Started Aug 9, 2011 0 Replies

    The GOXI INNOVATION SERIES – NOVEMBER 2011 Dear GOXIANS: We need your input on an exciting initiative: The Governance of Extractive Industries (GOXI) Innovation Series.  This series of videos,…Continue

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Feb 4
Julia Mensah posted a blog post

Lessons Worth Spreading! Generating New Knowledge for EI Practitioners

The World Bank kindly seeks your assistance in a new endeavor, which we hope will enrich discourse and learning on GOXI. Specifically, we seek your guidance in the design and development of a pilot series of TED-style videos focused on ‘the how to’ of reform in resource-rich, fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS).…See More
Feb 3
sofiane commented on Julia Mensah's blog post 'Quick Reflection from the 15th Brazilian Mining Congress'
"thank you for sharing"
Oct 16, 2013
Julia Mensah posted a blog post

Quick Reflection from the 15th Brazilian Mining Congress

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the 15th Brazilian Mining Congress, held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The Congress brings together mining companies from more than 20 countries to showcase new technologies and to discuss emerging issues in the industry. The theme for this year's conference was Mining: Investing in Sustainability and Development.For me, the Mining Congress was especially insightful: what i enjoyed most about the discussions was the level of interest…See More
Oct 9, 2013
Alan Wolfe commented on Julia Mensah's blog post 'Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools'
"Great to hear of this tool Julia, it shows great potential and would be extremely for our work, hopefully we can contribute to the development also. At Transparency International we are establishing a specialised programme on Mining & Corruption…"
Apr 6, 2013
Julia Mensah and Aoife McCullough are now friends
Mar 19, 2013
Julia Mensah commented on Julia Mensah's blog post 'Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools'
"Thanks Aoife! We used the Rents to Riches paper as background for developing the framework. I would love to see the modified framework you developed. I will send you the draft Governance Assessment Framework. Thanks!  "
Mar 19, 2013
Aoife McCullough commented on Julia Mensah's blog post 'Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools'
"Hi Julia, I am working as a Governance Consultant at theIDLgroup. We recently completed a piece of advisory work for a donor where we looked at how Barma et al's (2012) political economy framework on resource governance could be used by donors…"
Mar 15, 2013
Julia Mensah is now friends with George Amoh and jerome jeffison ofori
Mar 7, 2013
Julia Mensah commented on Julia Mensah's blog post 'Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools'
"Thank you Ronald. You make some very useful observations about the 'will to do'. This is a real issue, and I must confess that sometimes I also experience the challenge of doing what needs to be done, knowing fully well the potential…"
Mar 7, 2013
Ronald Smit commented on Julia Mensah's blog post 'Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools'
"A laudable initiative and it would be very interesting to the draft Framework. In my view the greatest governance challenge is the frequent absence of will to actually do what needs to be done.  Not only the political will to make new policies…"
Mar 7, 2013
Lars Benson commented on Julia Mensah's blog post 'Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools'
"Hello Julia, Are you familiar with the tools developed by Global Integrity? http://www.globalintegrity.org/. We have partnered with GI in Kenya and produced some pretty comprehensive information on governance and the implementation gap. The…"
Mar 7, 2013
George Amoh commented on Julia Mensah's blog post 'Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools'
"Hello Julia, The attempt for the framework is very timely, especially for us in Ghana. I am looking forward to its completion! "
Mar 7, 2013
Julia Mensah posted a blog post

Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools

Could donors finally have a way to comprehensively assess the quality of governance in resource-rich countries? How would such an assessment improve and enhance donor response and interventions in such countries? Could civil society actors potentially use such a tool to advocate greater transparency and accountability in the management of resource windfalls?These are the questions that the World Bank Institute’s Governance for Extractive Industries (WBIGEI) program is seeking to answer. In…See More
Feb 26, 2013
Julia Mensah posted a discussion

We Want what the Ok Tedi Women Have! Learning from Benefit Sharing for Women in the PNG...

Dear GoXIANS:One of our colleagues at the World Bank shared his reflections on the Development Blog about findings on the Ok Tedi experience of ensuring that women gain a share of mining benefits in the PNG. Please read the short summary if you have time... the findings of the report, also mentioned in the blog could help in thinking through how such an approach could be replicated in other national and socio-cultural contexts. Happy Reading. LINK: …See More
Oct 23, 2012
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GOXI Innovation Series - Pioneering a New Gold Standard: Innovative Approaches for Creating Social and Commercial Value in the Extractives Industry

"Great presentation. Goldlake has Jv'd with Soltera Mining Corp SLTA on NASDAQ on " El-Torno" Sounds like things are going well in the pursuit of a world class gold mine in Jujuy Argentina."
May 3, 2012

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I currently work as an analyst with the Project for National Security Reform. In this capacity, I am working with a team of experts to design a model for the training of Interagency National Security Professionals within the United States Government. The goal is to create a cadre of professionals capable of working collaboratively across the various agencies dealing with security issues.
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Julia Mensah's Blog

Lessons Worth Spreading! Generating New Knowledge for EI Practitioners

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 23:57 0 Comments

The World Bank kindly seeks your assistance in a new endeavor, which we hope will enrich discourse and learning on GOXI. Specifically, we seek your guidance in the design and development of a pilot series of TED-style videos focused on ‘the how to’ of reform in resource-rich, fragile and conflict-affected states…

Continue

Quick Reflection from the 15th Brazilian Mining Congress

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 23:25 1 Comment

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the 15th Brazilian Mining Congress, held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The Congress brings together mining companies from more than 20 countries to showcase new technologies and to discuss emerging issues in the industry. The theme for this year's conference was Mining: Investing in Sustainability and Development.

For me, the Mining Congress was especially insightful: what i enjoyed most about the discussions was the level of…

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Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 18:14 7 Comments

Could donors finally have a way to comprehensively assess the quality of governance in resource-rich countries? How would such an assessment improve and enhance donor response and interventions in such countries? Could civil society actors potentially use such a tool to advocate greater transparency and accountability in the management of resource windfalls?

These are the questions that the World Bank Institute’s Governance for Extractive Industries…

Continue

New Paper on Economic Returns from Mining in Africa

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 23:06 0 Comments

This African Development Bank Working Paper explores the impact that poorly negotiated agreements can have on the economic returns from mining in African countries. In light of the current boom in commodity prices (for example, the price of gold has increased five-fold since 2000), the paper provides some recommendations on  how countries have ensure that they receive a greater share of the resource rent from mining but also that the revenues received are better allocated.

To read the…

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