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Greenland is reassessing the potential for its minerals and energy resources to help the country secure independence from Denmark. There are several reasons for this. The oil price crash of 2014 led several oil majors to halt exploration; in January this year a major…Continue
The current draft of Ghana's Exploration and Production Bill has been tabled in parliament and referred to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy for consideration. The committee reached out to the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), among other key stakeholders, to provide comments on the bill as part of a wider public consultation. NRGI presented its comments to the committee at a stakeholder meeting on 6 July 2015.
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The Eye on Malawi's EITI column featured below was initially published in Malawi’s Mining Review Issue Number 26 2015 that is circulating this July 2015.
The full edition is available for download here. This monthly publication is edited by Marcel Chimwala.…Continue
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Request for Applications:
Workshop on Strengthening Technical Assistance for Resource-Rich African Countries
21-22 September 2015
African Development Bank offices, Pretoria
Application deadline: Wednesday 29 July…
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Experience shows that discovery of valuable natural resources can become a curse rather than a blessing, and transparency has been identified as key to better resource governance because it can limit opportunities for corruption and mismanagement. This article shows that information disclosure, in which many governments and…Continue
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The EITI has been changing over the years, and we are now analysing the way countries are assessed to adapt to these changes. EITI stakeholders are invited to comment on how Validation can be improved.
Find out more on our website: eiti.org/consultation-validation
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Here is the final paper: The Extractives Dependence Index (EDI)
Thank you goes to Bryan and Antipas for their valuable comments and insights here: http://goxi.org/profiles/blogs/new-paper-the-extractives-dependence-index-edi
The revised paper is here:…Continue
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Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (www.ogel.org) invites submissions for a special issue on "Energy Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)". The guest editors of this special will be Professor A.F.M. Maniruzzaman, School of Law, University of Portsmouth and Yanal Abul-Failat, LXL LLP - contact details here …Continue
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Today, Pact released a report detailing the state of conflict-free minerals in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The report provides an in-depth look at traceability and due diligence, as well as on-the-ground progress and challenges.
Throughout Africa’s Great Lakes region, the international community has closely watched, and regulated, the extraction and sale of conflict minerals – tin, tungsten tantalum (3Ts) and gold – in the hopes of curtailing ongoing…Continue
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Zambia's rich mineral resources are one of the country's most important assets. They contribute to national income, exports, employment and government revenue. As the country looks to the future, Zambia faces important choices on how to manage its mineral wealth. There are trade-offs in the design of the mining fiscal regime. Mining inevitably entails environmental and public health risks. Mining firms make choices about procurement that influences the…Continue
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This post first appeared on Mining in Malawi.
Mining and quarrying contributed 0.9% to Malawi's Gross Domestic Product in 2014. Contributions are projected to remain below 1% for the next two years according to the…Continue
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The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at the University of Queensland has just published the first report of a research project looking into the effectiveness of certification schemes in the mineral industry and the potential role sustainability certification schemes can play to improve standards for responsible mining.
This report demonstrates that there is significant variation in how sustainability certification schemes in the mining…Continue
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Nigeria recently welcomed a new government on after successful elections that were hailed as a triumph for democracy. After intense competition for the affections of voters, this is the very first time in Nigeria’s history that democratic power has been transferred by a ruling party to an opposition party.
However, in the midst of the funfair and glamour that characterized the handover ceremony, one big question remained on peoples’ lips: how does the new administration of…Continue
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Early this year, after three months of rolling blackouts managed to keep their country from total darkness, South Africa’s long-suffering people finally saw…
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I am delighted to announce that the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) has published the Practical Guide, Mining & Communities: Supporting human rights-based development in the context of industrial mining in Guinea, written for civil society organizations and local authorities. Working in partnership with Kabinet Cissé (ABA ROLI’s national consultant) and more than a dozen authors, especially those of Insuco, I was the…Continue
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For interactive data tools, charts and the full article, please visit: http://www.resourcegovernance.org/news/blog/why-werent-governments-better-prepared-commodity-price-crash
by Andrew Bauer, NRGI Senior Economic Analyst, and David Mihalyi, NRGI Economic Analyst
Headlines about resource-rich economies faltering…Continue
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We are happy to announce the third edition of the contracts repository, with 200 new contracts and 18 new countries. The repository now totals 723 contracts from 72 countries. As ever, the entire repository is available at a single click (4 gigabytes), or a cut down version (507 contracts, 1 gigabyte, 30 minutes on a fast connection). The…Continue