sharing in governance of extractive industries
Last week, we spent some days in the Umnugobi province of Mongolia. Umnugobi (UG) is in South Gobi where two of the biggest mines of Mongolia are, Oyu Tolgoi and Tavan Tolgoi. The size of these two mines is mind-staggering, with roughly a trillion dollars in estimated reserves. By 2016, mining is expected to contribute more than half of Mongolia’s GDP and 95 percent of its exports.…Continue
I had an ‘aha moment’ the other day about the number of contracts that CSOs are supposed to monitor in a country like the Philippines. Read more about it on Pro-Act: http://pro-act.org/profiles/blogs/how-to-monitor-every-single-contract.
This is a question that I have been pondering about while I am meeting partners working on open contracting (i.e. contract transparency and monitoring) in the Philippines. I share some of my questions on pro-act. http://pro-act.org/profiles/blogs/what-is-next-on-the-road-to-open-contracting. I believe these questions are also relevant for EI. I would love to hear your insights!…Continue
I learned today about 5 fascinating community monitoring projects in Asia. The projects show the power of communities to monitor oil and mining projects and to work with local authorities and companies to achieve change.
I am at the regional case conference of ANSA EAP on community score cards in extractive industries.…Continue