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Martin Brown commented on Asmara Klein's blog post 'Open consultation on how civil society should organise its engagement in the EITI'
"This is along overdue exercise. I am sure EITI have learnt so much about what is required in different parts of the world since Tony Blair first launched this great endeavour in the UK. I think the problem is EITI can see the need to adapt their…"
Feb 17
Martin Brown commented on GOXI's blog post 'With low commodity prices, the social license is more valuable than ever'
"Some people might think that  the success of the EITI can be tied to relatively simple measures of good governance  and economic development (see Corrigan, C 2013) The EITI has grown in number of ways and is pushing several directions.…"
Apr 11, 2016
Martin Brown favorited GOXI's blog post With low commodity prices, the social license is more valuable than ever
Apr 11, 2016
Martin Brown favorited Aasmund Andersen's blog post The Future of EITI is Using Government Systems
Mar 21, 2016
Martin Brown commented on Martin Brown's blog post 'President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure'
"I am looking forward to that, should be good  M"
Mar 19, 2016
daniel gilbert commented on Martin Brown's blog post 'President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure'
"Hi, Martin. Great post. I'm looking forward to hearing the keynote address of the Zambian High Commissioner to the aforementioned West Africa Business Group (confused? you should be, I am too..) event this coming May. Best, Daniel"
Mar 19, 2016
daniel gilbert favorited Martin Brown's blog post President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure
Mar 19, 2016
Martin Brown commented on daniel gilbert's blog post 'Extractive Industries of Tajikistan & Happy Persian New Year! (Nowruz)'
"This blog makes me want to travel :-)"
Mar 19, 2016
Martin Brown favorited daniel gilbert's blog post Extractive Industries of Tajikistan & Happy Persian New Year! (Nowruz)
Mar 19, 2016
Eddie HoLmes and Martin Brown are now friends
Mar 18, 2016
Martin Brown replied to Jesse Salah Ovadia's discussion 'Is Natural Resource-Based Development Still Realistic for Africa?'
"Jesse thanks v. helpful on Nigeria and Ghana too. MB"
Mar 16, 2016
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Mar 15, 2016
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"Reading this blog post by Eddy Holmes on: UK EITI, Ghana and Scotland http://investingindevelopment.org.uk/?p=2418"
Mar 15, 2016
Martin Brown replied to Jesse Salah Ovadia's discussion 'Is Natural Resource-Based Development Still Realistic for Africa?'
"Many countries still need it and even more with the collapse of the price of oil, to hold of conflict or to pay for  in most case long overdue economic diversification."
Mar 13, 2016
Martin Brown favorited Jesse Salah Ovadia's discussion Is Natural Resource-Based Development Still Realistic for Africa?
Mar 13, 2016

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Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation
Website
http://investingindevelopment.org.uk
Job Title
Consultant
About My Work
I am an alternate member of the UK EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group and a co-founder of the Extractive Industries Civil Society. Formerly, until July 2015, a Parliamentary Adviser in the House of Commons, specialising in African Affairs. Currently studying, full time, for an MA in Corruption and Governance at the University of Sussex in Brighton.
Areas of interest
oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities
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President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure

Posted on March 13, 2016 at 21:30 2 Comments

Since those hard fought National elections, one year ago, President Buhari has been pushing ahead since his win, with a range of anti-corruption measures -he started with much needed reforms in key institutions, like Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Nigerian Maritime and Safety Administration (NIMASA), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Military.

I could see evidence of this in Abuja, two weeks ago, while visiting the administrative capital, with the…

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The EITI and the Challenge of Transparency

Posted on December 17, 2015 at 22:30 2 Comments

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has now been around for well over a decade (see here for more on the EITI’s history).  Formed as a response to the much vaunted ‘resource curse’, the EITI has developed a position for itself as an important and innovative actor in the fight against natural resource-focussed corruption.  Indeed, it leads the way in developing consultative processes for more openness in the oil, gas and…

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