sharing in governance of extractive industries
Last week, Malawi's Natural Resources Justice Network along with Publish What You Pay Malawi released a Press Release asking Government to respond to …Continue
Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on June 29, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments
Last week, Publish What You Pay Malawi and the Natural Resources Justice Network with the National Tax Justice Platform released the following Press Release asking whether or not they have been consulted on Malawi's …Continue
Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on June 27, 2016 at 9:24 — No Comments
This DFID-funded Research Paper by Chatham House looks at how extractives-led growth can (or whether it should seek to) co-exist with low-carbon development ambitions in low-income countries. A summary can be found below. We look forward to seeing this work continue as countries at the sharp end…Continue
This two-day international workshop brought together over 40 PhD researchers, leading academics, and expert industry practitioners. Designed to foster dialogue and collaboration, a range of presentations, breakout discussion groups, and a lively panel discussion explored the challenges and pathways to realising the development potential of extractive industries (mining, oil and gas) in sub-Saharan Africa.
The most resounding message was that ‘we need more of…Continue
Added by James McQuilken on June 18, 2016 at 18:57 — No Comments
Working with clients both on-site and remotely over the past 10 years has taught me many lessons, and I must say one of the most valuable ones to this day is that planning, as exhausting (or even overrated!) it may seem, can make the difference between a project’s success or failure. Especially when your project has several impacts – good and/or bad – on communities. That’s exactly why stakeholder engagement activities must be planned. And not just Let’s scribble an approximate plan on a…Continue
Added by Sarah Busque on June 14, 2016 at 17:21 — No Comments
This article is originally published on eiti.org
Nigeria’s EITI provides evidence of an oil and gas industry in flux. According to the Nigerian Ministry of Petroleum Resources, 78 of Nigeria's 159 oil fields are located in the Niger Delta region (as seen from space in the image below).…Continue
Added by EITI on June 13, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments
This article was originally published on www.eiti.org.
In spite of the ongoing political, financial and security crisis, Iraq continues to publish data that could be used to inform the political debate.
As explosions rock Baghdad, citizens storm the parliament and Iraqi forces prepare to retake Fallujah from Islamic State (Daesh), Iraq continues to provide its citizens with important information…Continue
Added by EITI on June 10, 2016 at 12:24 — No Comments
by Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay
When President Mugabe announced on his 92nd birthday, 21st February 2016, that $15 billion worth of revenues generated by the diamond industry had gone missing, the majority of Zimbabweans believed him. Zimbabwe is among the world’s ten largest producers of diamonds. It is also one of the world’s poorest countries, ranked 156 in the …
Added by Publish What You Pay on June 7, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments
Co-authored by Javed Noorani and Lien De Brouckere, "A Balancing Act for Extractive Sector Governance" aims to examine the role and governance of the extractive sector in the economic development of Afghanistan. Specifically, the issue paper first addresses the threshold question as to whether, and if so, how the extractive sector can support economic development in Afghanistan without creating or contributing to conflict. Next, it identifies challenges and presents recommendations in two…Continue
Added by Lien De Brouckere on June 6, 2016 at 21:54 — No Comments
Added by Jodi Liss on June 6, 2016 at 21:17 — No Comments
This is the 7th and last blog from the How is industry…Continue
Added by GOXI on June 6, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments
Within the EITI process, the issue of beneficial ownership has gained momentum. After a successful pilot phase to which 11 countries voluntarily signed up, the 2016 EITI standard now requires all 51 implementing countries to ensure that companies disclose their beneficial owners. These are early days, however, and so far reporting on beneficial ownership is showing…Continue
Added by Paul Dziedzic on June 6, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments
https://shar.es/1JHxJl The adoption of direct negotiation for petroleum contracts has become a norm rather than the exception for most oil producing African countries. This is the position of the Africa Oil Governance Report. According to the report, nine out of the eighteen countries studied have adopted competitiv
Added by KWABENA ATA MENSAH on June 5, 2016 at 15:19 — No Comments
Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on June 2, 2016 at 23:00 — No Comments
Hello everybody: I wanted to share my latest paper that I published with the
Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars on the rule of law in Argentina's oil and gas sector:
"Argentina's Oil and Gas Sector: Coordinated Federalism and the Rule of Law"
I hope you…Continue
Added by Patricia I. Vasquez on June 2, 2016 at 20:35 — No Comments
Yesterday, at the first day of the EITI Board's 2-day meeting in Oslo, there was a stand-out moment.
It wasn't the worthy discussion of the validation schedule, or the meticulously prepared papers, or the sensible outreach work. It wasn't even the intelligent introduction to the new EITI beta website, which looks set to become a very handy resource for everyone.
The stand-out moment came while the secretariat…Continue
Added by Eric Joyce on June 2, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments
One of the most exciting projects that I’ve been participating as a jeweler is an ongoing collaboration with the The Sierra Fund. This work came out of a walk in the mountains above my home in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) with Kerry Morse, the Communications Director of the Sierra Fund. She had found me through my Fair Jewelry Action network. Her question was, would …Continue
Added by Marc Choyt on June 2, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments
Despite the importance of industrial and construction minerals for domestic economic development (infrastructure, manufacturing, construction and agriculture to name a few), there is relatively little published literature addressing the potential strategies through which African countries may approach the beneficiation and value addition of these minerals.
In an attempt to fill this knowledge gap, the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) Project through the collaboration of…Continue
Added by African Mining Legislation Atlas on June 1, 2016 at 21:08 — No Comments
This edition has a special focus on corporate social…Continue
Added by Emma Wilson on June 1, 2016 at 11:27 — No Comments
From left, Karim, Mahammoud, Linda, Ian Gary, Boakye and Seji
The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has launched another publication with a call to civil society, the media, development partners and all stakeholders to do more in advocating for efficient and sustainable utilization of…Continue
Added by seibik bugri on June 1, 2016 at 11:01 — No Comments