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Featured Blog Posts – March 2017 Archive (23)

CfP - Disaster Risk Reduction

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Are you an academic, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practitioner or a professor with expertise in DRR? If so, this message is for you!



Gravitazz Continental Initiative (GCI) is calling upon you to submit an abstract for the first ever Africa Conference on the Economic Cost of Disasters (Theme: The Role of the Private Sector in Disaster Risk Reduction) to be held in South Africa Pretoria between 23-25 October 2017. We are… Continue

Added by Audrey Cash on March 30, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: ACACIA Urged to be more transparent to Tanzanians

PRESS RELEASE

 

ACACIA should be more transparent to Tanzanians

 

Dar res Salaam, Tanzania – 30th March, 2017: A stop order issued by…

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Added by Bubelwa Kaiza on March 29, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: March 27, 2017

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Since 2008, the number of countries with contract disclosure laws has more than tripled. …

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Added by GOXI on March 27, 2017 at 19:22 — No Comments

Brown Bag Lunch: Transfer Pricing in Extractives/ March 29, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM EST

 

The Energy and Extractives  GP of the World Bank

Invites You for

Brown Bag Lunch: Transfer Pricing in Extractives

 

Wednesday March 29, 2017  |  11:30 AM -…

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Added by Ousmane Deme on March 27, 2017 at 18:52 — No Comments

Watchdog Urged Gov of Indonesia to Resolve Mining Non-Tax Revenue Arrears

Jakarta-Publish What You Pay Indonesia supports Directorate General (DG) of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to crack down mining companies which would not pay off the non-tax revenue arrears, either mining permits holder, Coal Contract of Work, and Contract of Work. MEMR is urged to be bold to impose special treatment, such as formulation of the black list of company, business permit revocation, and law enforcement.

National Coordinator of PWYP Indonesia,…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on March 20, 2017 at 11:47 — No Comments

From Aspiration to Reality: Unpacking the Africa Mining Vision

https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/aspiration-reality-unpacking-africa-mining-vision

The Africa Mining Vision (AMV) is a policy framework that was created by the African Union in 2009 to ensure that Africa uses its mineral resources strategically for broad-based, inclusive development. Eight years after its inception, implementation has been slow and there is a low level of…

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Added by Vanessa Ushie on March 20, 2017 at 10:19 — 2 Comments

Mongolia’s Crisis Averted—For Now

We have published a blog commenting on the announcement of an IMF bailout for Mongolia, which you can read here: 

http://www.resourcegovernance.org/blog/mongolia-crisis-averted-for-now

Our findings build on the results from using our latest tool, a user-friendly macro-fiscal model to analyze how different shocks or policy changes - especially in the mining sector -  would impact the trajectory…

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Added by David Mihalyi on March 19, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

Local Content and Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification at PDAC 2017

Many members of  GOXI were in Toronto earlier this month for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2017 Convention. Building on the momentum of past Indaba events, the need for economic diversification, as well as local content were frequent topics of discussion in many of the sessions. Below is a list of four sessions including links to relevant reports and resources:

 

1. Integrating local content regulations: A win-win for communities and companies?…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on March 17, 2017 at 21:49 — 2 Comments

Six steps forward for African mining

Reflecting on common themes emerging from Cape Town's Mining Indaba and the Alternative Mining Indaba 'counter-summit', Fitsum Weldegiorgis sets out six ways to keep momentum going, for driving a profitable African mining sector that also delivers for its people.

The …

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Added by IIED on March 17, 2017 at 16:09 — No Comments

How Many Governments Are Disclosing Oil, Gas and Mining Licenses and Contracts?

It has been notoriously difficult for citizens in resource-rich countries to lay hands on extractive industry contracts and licenses between their governments and private sector extractive companies. But that seems to be changing.

For a new report, Past the Tipping Point?, Don Hubert and I reviewed contract disclosure practice and policy in more than 50 countries and…

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Added by Robert Pitman on March 14, 2017 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Kabwe: A New Optimism?

"Little Shop"​ in Kabwe - photo credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Store_in_kabwe.jpg

Kabwe is the capital of…

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Added by daniel gilbert on March 14, 2017 at 11:20 — 3 Comments

Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Reducing the amount of energy used in producing a given output is a cost-effective way of tackling global warming. In addition, energy efficiency promotes energy security and saves cost. This study is structured in three parts. First, the energy efficiency practices of small and medium…

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Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 14, 2017 at 11:13 — No Comments

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

Open and competitive bidding process (toss a coin) promotes transparency, efficiency and cost reduction as compared to direct negotiations (shake a hand). This paper provides an overview of renewable energy interventions in Angola, Algeria, Cote Dvoire, Ghana and Nigeria. Further,…

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Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 14, 2017 at 11:09 — 1 Comment

Impact and influence photo competition zooms in on women in mining



Celebrating women’s contribution to the mining industry through a diverse lens is the aim of the International Women in Mining…

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Added by Mzamose Gondwe on March 13, 2017 at 5:15 — 1 Comment

Comparative Evidence Paper: What Matters When it Comes to Adopting Local Content? A Comparative Analysis of Success Factors in Africa and Latin America

Local content is a development strategy aimed at increasing the benefits from the oil and gas sector and translating them to other sectors of the economy. While this strategy has been widely adopted in Africa and Latin America, little is known about why local content strategies have been successful – or not – in specific country cases. Mapping these factors is challenging since every country demonstrates particular conditions and these factors might function differently depending on…

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Added by Juan Herrera on March 10, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

Transfer Pricing in Mining with a Focus on Africa - Reference Guide

Transparency of financial flows from extractives, tax base erosion in general and transfer pricing in specific are key areas of concern to developing countries. This at a time when extractives resources rich countries have steadily been increasing including in low to middle-income countries over the past quarter of century.  Some estimate that by 2030…

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Added by Boubacar Bocoum on March 8, 2017 at 22:42 — 1 Comment

Ecuador reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mining by joining IGF

PRESS RELEASE

Ecuador reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mining by joining IGF

 

Toronto, Canada, March 7, 2017 – The Government of Ecuador expressed its commitment to good governance of the mining sector by joining the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) Tuesday.…

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Added by Mira Oberman on March 8, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Malawi's New Mining Map Cadastre - Landfolio for Natural Resources

Stakeholder Listening Exercise; February/ March 2017 Daniel Gilbert – Independent Mining & Metals Researcher

Introduction

This article reports on the introduction of Trimble's Landfolio for Natural Resources (Landfolio) implementation in Malawi; the policy context for that product’s introduction; and stakeholder views therein.

 

Landfolio

In many cases, this…

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Added by daniel gilbert on March 7, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Does Zimbabwe's Central Bank Export Incentive for Mining Need a Re-think?

In May 2016, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced an export incentive scheme to promote the export of goods and services in order for the economy to benefit from the liquidity derived from exports. As some mining companies begin to report on their earnings, it is becoming evident that the export incentive has been beneficial to them.

Asa Resources owned …

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Added by Gilbert Makore on March 7, 2017 at 12:44 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: March 6, 2017

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

How might different shocks or policy changes impact the trajectory of Mongolia's key…

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Added by GOXI on March 6, 2017 at 4:30 — No Comments

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