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Featured Blog Posts – January 2019 Archive (14)

Former New Zealand Prime Minister and UNDP Head Helen Clark Confirmed as EITI Chair Nominee

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) Board today announced that former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark is confirmed as the nominee to chair the EITI.

The former Prime Minister will assume her position following the EITI’s Members’ Meeting [1], to be held on 17 June in Paris. Helen Clark will be replacing…

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Added by EITI on January 30, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

Government of France to host EITI Global Conference in Paris in June

Conference set to draw 1,000 collective governance supporters and practitioners in a time of rising polarisation.

The Government of France and the EITI today confirmed that the 2019 EITI Global Conference will take place on 18-19 June at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The Conference will provide an opportunity for heads of state, civil society activists and industry leaders to discuss emerging trends and best practices in the good governance of natural…

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Added by EITI on January 30, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

The World Bank Group at Mining Indaba 2019

The World Bank Group at Mining Indaba 2019



4-7 February | Cape Town International Convention Center

Visit us at Booth 1008



The World Bank Group looks forward to participating in the 25th anniversary of Mining Indaba…

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Added by Clare Murphy-McGreevey on January 29, 2019 at 22:31 — No Comments

Afghanistan's Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launch Transparency Portal

In December, the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launched a Transparency Portal at the government media information centre in Kabul. It was attended by Afghan civil society members and journalists. The event was broadcasted on national TV and streamed live on several media channels. The Ministry’s senior leadership, including Hon Minister Nargis Nehan spoke about how the Transparency Portal aimed to improve confidence among investors, as well as the public, who could now see all…

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Added by Aasmund Andersen on January 29, 2019 at 13:29 — No Comments

New Report on The Role of Host Governments in Enabling or Preventing Conflict Associated with Mining

By Sarah Daitch & Tony Andrews

In some regions in the Global South, mining is seen as an important vehicle for generating wealth and improving local development. Yet, if managed poorly, mining can also lead to environmental degradation, displaced populations, increased inequality and social conflict. Experts…

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Added by Sarah Daitch on January 28, 2019 at 21:51 — 4 Comments

‘What’s In It for Me?’ - Strengthening Accountability of Companies and Local Government through Citizen Feedback in Mining Areas

Lessons Learnt on Local Governance in Liberia

Liberia is home to some of Africa’s largest mineral resource deposits such as iron ore, gold and diamonds. Yet decades of poor resource governance have ensured these resources have not contributed to the public good. While the proper management of the country’s mineral wealth has the potential to transform the economy through financing infrastructure development and job creation, systemic problems of transparency and…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on January 28, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

Reporting on Extractives: Investigative Journalists in Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia shed a light on mining impacts

The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) Programme, funded by German Development Cooperation and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, strengthens the investigative skills of 34 local journalists in three countries to report on the impacts of the mining sector and contribute to a well-informed public debate.

Reporting on the mining sector does not only require awareness of the subject, but…

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Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on January 23, 2019 at 11:44 — 1 Comment

Was 2017 the year of Peak Indian Coal? - co authored with Pooja Chatterjee

Like it or not, coal has a special place in India.

According to the Indian Supreme Court. (Indian Supreme Court, 2012, 1), ‘Coal is king and paramount Lord of industry is an old saying in the industrial world.. In India, coal is the most important indigenous energy resource and remains the dominant fuel for power generation and many…

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Added by daniel gilbert on January 22, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Translating Gas and LNG into Money: 2 Open LNG fiscal models..

With the new gas discoveries in East Africa and in the Levantine Basin has come the need for countries involved to better understand the gas value chain and how to structure complex and capital intensive Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects for the benefit of the country.
Having a fiscal model is key to enable this understanding.

Thomas Mitro (CCSI's senior fellow) and CCSI have built the …

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Added by Perrine Toledano on January 22, 2019 at 14:19 — 1 Comment

Weekly GOXI January 21, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on January 21, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI January 7, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on January 7, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

Ebook on Brexit and International Development

Hi all,

Just this week, I've published a paper relating to the impact of Brexit on UK development policy. It is available on Amazon, with the title 'DfID 2.0: UK development policy post Brexit'.

Link here:…

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Added by Steve Macey on January 7, 2019 at 21:45 — No Comments

“Rocky Horror” Historic Artisanal Mining Adventure – Zimbabwean Road Trip

Caption: Zimbabwean historic gold processing tank, after work of geologist Richard Dollar, a geologist with a long history of active gold mining in Zimbabwe

The 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Janet and Brad, who end up lost, disorientated and with a…

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Added by daniel gilbert on January 7, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?

New research by the IGF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that many resource-rich developing countries use tax incentives in the hope of attracting mining investment. Roughly two thirds of the countries surveyed give corporate income tax concessions to mining investors either in the law or in mining contracts, or, in many cases, in both. Slightly less than half grant a complete tax-free period (“tax holiday”), wiping out the entire tax base for…

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Added by IGF Secretariat on January 2, 2019 at 15:11 — No Comments

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