sharing in governance of extractive industries
After a long electoral period, Kenya now has a new Parliament and Cabinet Secretaries nominated in January 2018. Institutionally, the ministries responsible for mining and petroleum have…Continue
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On the 8th of February 2018, Human Rights Watch released a report on how the jewellery industry is managing…Continue
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Two NBSAP Forum & GOXI webinars - Environmental Monitoring, Part II: Can participatory environmental monitoring committees empower citizens to…Continue
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Los dos webinar organizados por el Foro NBSAP, GOXI, sobre el monitoreo ambiental parte II: ¿Pueden los comités de monitoreo ambiental participativo…Continue
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By Jasmin Blessing and Sarah Daitch
UN Environment has teamed up with the Environmental Law Institute, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Duke University, and the University of California at Irvine and…Continue
French oil giant Total is the latest company to make a policy statement in support of contract transparency in the extractive industries. This is the first policy statement of its kind by one of the so-called “supermajors”—the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas companies.
Oil, gas and mining contracts agreed between companies and…Continue
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Since I have been practicing law as counselor and advisor in energy and extractive industries for 15 years, and also teaching and advising governments and international organizations, I decided to start writing some notes and analysis related to topics in the energy and extractives sector.
My goal is to promote a more sustainable development of resources, focused in compliance of transparency and anticorruption rules, as well as environmental, labor and…Continue
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Themed “Enhancing financial stabilisation to promote business confidence” is the 2018 monetary policy…Continue
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By Ian Wollff*
The article is originally featured in the Coal Asia Magazine, January 25 – February 25, 2018
Many mining industry related seminars and publications provide the miners outlook on the Indonesian exploration and mining sector. Newspapers and mass media sometimes follow some popular trend, often just to boost their own ratings. A recent NGO seminar provided…Continue
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For so many years, the people of the mineral endowed Republic of Congo have demanded reforms in the country’s mining code. Similar to existent laws in a number of mineral rich countries in Africa, the 2002 Congo code offered laxities for purposes of attracting investors at a time when the country was faced with high levels of insecurity.
A decade and six years down the road, the…Continue
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Should the State play a guiding role in a nation’s upstream petroleum sector? Should fracking be allowed? Can and should coal mining be “saved” as an industry? With these and other questions ranging from conflict prevention to criminal proceedings,…
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Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia asks The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to be cautious of the rise of coal prices in 2018 which is believed to keep soaring. This rise will lead to massive coal exploitation, while the government supervision and company compliance in some regions is still poor and need to be improved.
PWYP Indonesia’s mining governance researcher, Rizky Ananda stated that the industries will use the momentum of price increase to boost production. It’s…Continue
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As part of our work with the World Bank's Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification Community of Practice (ELLED CoP), we have put together this handy schedule of events during this week's big Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, that touch on local content and other themes of ELLED.
For the full Indaba agenda, see here: …
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Guest blog for the IGF by Kojo Busia and Isabelle Ramdoo, African Minerals Development Centre
Governments are facing mounting pressures from their constituencies to leverage the mining sector for broader diversification. The lack of strong and competitive mining supply chains is probably one of the main weaknesses of resource-rich developing countries. Effective local content policies are part of the…Continue
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By Pablo Valverde
First impressions from an assessment of Afghanistan progress against the EITI Standard
Legend says that sometime around 2000 BC, an oracle decreed that the next man to enter the city of Telmissus would become king of the Phrygians. Gordias, a farmer riding on an ox-cart, drove into the city and was summarily made king. Decades later, his son, the famous King Midas, commemorated this event by tying the cart to a pole in…Continue
By Lucas Alkan, National Coordinator, PNG EITI
Before Papua New Guinea signed up to implement the EITI Standard in 2013, there was no framework in place for disclosure of revenue streams from the country’s mining and petroleum sector. Nor was information on how much proceeds end up in the government budget or spending for socio-economic development readily available.
Since 2013, government support for extractive sector transparency, both in terms of policy…Continue
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