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Featured Blog Posts – January 2016 Archive (10)

Calling for a reality check on gender and extractives - Why the complex realities of conflict-affected areas require more nuance

Conflicts and multinationals both have specific impacts on various kinds of people. Men, women, boys and girls are all affected in different ways – each with their own distinct vulnerabilities, needs and capacities.

A new paper by International Alert and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), entitled Reality check,…

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Added by Jana Naujoks on January 20, 2016 at 21:05 — No Comments

Shedding Light on Real Owners in DRC Mining Sector

While natural resources have the potential to bring development to the poorest countries in the world, realizing that potential is often a challenge. Opaque allocation of rights to extract oil, gas or minerals; secrecy around who really owns the companies doing the extraction; and non-disclosure of contracts often conspire to prevent average citizens from benefiting from their country’s resources.

In the…

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Added by Marie Lintzer on January 20, 2016 at 17:25 — No Comments

Turning “wealth in the ground” into “human wealth”: not by taxes alone

In this last blog of the series, I would like to focus on the bigger picture: how can governments convert “wealth in the ground” into “human wealth”? How can the extractive sector as a whole contribute to the tangible development outcomes that citizens expect? What can really be achieved, and how?

The issue, I argue, is not to focus exclusively on revenues and how to spend them. While on a positive improvement trend over the past decade, West African countries…

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Added by pietro toigo on January 13, 2016 at 18:07 — No Comments

Creating a System to Standardize Reporting on Mining Local Procurement [EN/FR/ES]

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Mining Shared Value
, a venture of Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) is partnering with the Deutsche Gesellschaft…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on January 13, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Centre for Social Impact Studies: Ghana Government's utilization of GHC 3.6 million to rebrand Metro Mass Transit Buses

How is Ghana using its oil revenues? See this statement by Centre for Social Impact Studies.

We have read with horror and trepidation, government’s decision to use GHC 3.6 million to rebrand 116 Metro Mass Transit buses. According to the 2015 Annual Report on the Petroleum Funds discussed in Parliament, government spent 31,457 cedis on each bus, leading to a cumulative expenditure of GHC 3.6 million. This expenditure…

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Added by Stephen Yeboah on January 13, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Are Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development Really Joined At the Hip?

Is your organization implementing socioeconomic development, environmental or charity projects that benefit communities? Do you think this automatically makes these projects a demonstration of social responsibility? Well, don’t be so sure!

It is now common practice for modern businesses to take great care of…

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Added by Sarah Busque on January 11, 2016 at 22:19 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: January 11, 2016



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Happy New Year! What did the …

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Added by GOXI on January 11, 2016 at 10:01 — No Comments

Extractives in 2015 – what did that mean for the World Bank Group?

2015 was not short on incident for the extractives sector, not least as the ramifications of persistently low commodity prices were reflected in cost…

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Added by Michael Jarvis on January 5, 2016 at 0:35 — No Comments

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