sharing in governance of extractive industries
Authored by Sam Bartlett
On the eve of the 45th EITI Board meeting in Addis Ababa, the EITI International Secretariat and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway hosted a workshop on strengthening collaboration with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). The workshop brought together EITI and SAI representatives from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sierra Leone,…Continue
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Reporting to the CEO, the Manager of the Assuring Indigenous Rights (AIR) Program will be responsible for the success of Equitable Origin (EO)’s Indigenous Rights Program and community engagement activities globally. The Manager will manage existing relationships and support staff as the program grows; and will be responsible for implementing the Indigenous Rights Program in line with EO’s strategic plan. The Manager is a core member of the EO team that drives the organization’s community…Continue
Added by Sophie Russell on October 17, 2019 at 13:53 — No Comments
State-owned petroleum company Qatar Petroleum will join the EITI as a supporting company, announced EITI’s Corporate Engagement Manager Andrew Irvine today, in a discussion on the EITI’s outreach plans at the organisation’s Addis Ababa Board meeting.
“It is encouraging to see a large and influential state-owned company like Qatar Petroleum join the EITI’s group of supporting companies,” said Mark Robinson,…Continue
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI. Despite the country’s positive direction of travel in strengthening transparency, major challenges in accountability and governance remain.
The EITI Board decided today at its meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that the Democratic Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress in implementing the …Continue
Added by EITI on October 16, 2019 at 16:57 — No Comments
Iraq has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI with significant improvements in transparency of state-owned enterprises, oilfield data and petrodollar allocations. Opportunities exist to translate this emerging transparency into evidence-based debate and policy making.
The EITI Board decided today that Iraq has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. Validation, the…Continue
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EITI Board concludes that Myanmar has made meaningful progress in EITI implementation, whilst urging government to strengthen public disclosures and further improve the environment for civil society participation.
Myanmar has achieved meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard, the EITI Board concluded today at its meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In taking this decision, the Board commended…Continue
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The German Federal Institute for Geosciences & Natural Resources (BGR) has 2 job openings in the sector program "Extractives & Development":
1. For a political/social/geo-scientist with practical experience in political consulting & resource politics: …Continue
Added by Teresa Bornschlegl on October 15, 2019 at 9:02 — No Comments
Futuristic Mining Ecosystem
I explain 6 futuristic themes for sustainable mining operations;
Added by Dr Kash Sirinanda on October 11, 2019 at 5:53 — No Comments
Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation.
Despite lengthy preparations, many were surprised when Mali's new mining law passed by ordinance in August. The next stage is parliamentary review, where we expect additional revisions before a final version is agreed. This creates an…Continue
Added by IIED on October 10, 2019 at 10:33 — No Comments
Authored by Alex Gordy
What can be learned from three years of Validation results – and how to interrogate the data
EITI Validation results are a rich source of information about the transparency of the extractive sector in EITI implementing countries. Over 80% of EITI countries have completed their first Validation since the process was introduced in 2016, producing a…Continue
Added by EITI on October 9, 2019 at 13:19 — No Comments
by Dr Ahamadou Mohamed Maiga and Brendan Schwartz
Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation, concentrating on the areas covered by our policy recommendations from late last year: fiscal reforms, artisanal mining and local…Continue
Added by Brendan Schwartz on October 8, 2019 at 13:39 — No Comments
Recently, the government of Zimbabwe reignited its interest to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) through the 2019 National Budget Statement. A step in the right direction. But it is important to note that since 2011, government repeatedly expressed interest to join EITI or to resuscitate…Continue
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Mineral producing countries aspire to climb the value adding ladder. Few, however, have truly succeeded.
How can resource economies move into industrialisation and beyond? Nowhere is the question more puzzling than in Africa.
Renowned economist Carlos Lopes has the answer.
Added by Highgrade on October 1, 2019 at 14:59 — No Comments
The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), hosted a regional exchange event on mining taxation in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in Abidjan from 12th through 13th September. The event gathered practitioners from both revenue…Continue
Added by Stefanie Heerwig on September 26, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments
How should mining companies improve transparency, accountability & demonstrate action to tackle biodiversity loss? Disclosure is the first step.
Find out more about the vanguards of biodiversity disclosure in our latest blog and register for the…Continue
Added by Rodrigo Cassola on September 26, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments
By the way, these questions are ranked by the frequency in which they get asked; the first being the most-often-asked question and following…
Yes, gold mining is still happening across the world. In fact, in 2018, over 3,500 tonnes of gold were produced worldwide, with China leading global output followed by Australia, Russia, and the United…Continue
Added by Hass Kouao-Bile on September 24, 2019 at 18:46 — No Comments
Minerals in Post-Disaster Reconstruction
By Degol Hailu, Caroline Ngonze and Daniel Franks
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