sharing in governance of extractive industries
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
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
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
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
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
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…Continue
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
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…Continue