sharing in governance of extractive industries
Freya Baetens, Ilija Mitrev Penusliski, Martins Paparinskis, and John Gaffney invite you to contribute to a Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, www.transnational-dispute-management.com) Special Issue on the "Modernisation of the…Continue
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Dear Goxi members,
I would like to draw your attention to the attached call for papers for the special issue of Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL, https://www.ogel.org/) on the legal aspects of the “Social Licence to Operate (SLO) in the Extractive and Energy Sectors” to be edited by Dr. Jędrzej Górski, Ms Gokce Mete and Hon. Christine Trenorden, available at:…
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London, 23 July 2018 – Bettercoal launched today its fully revised Assurance System which supports the delivery of the Bettercoal Standard. This is based on the Bettercoal Code which assesses the performance of coal mining companies and is designed to foster a…Continue
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Transparency of contractual terms is important but to understand if the right tax is coming in, you…Continue
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We are pleased to announce the release of IGF Guidance on Local Content Policies for the mining sector!
The document sets out a step-by-step approach to help the decision-making process regarding the design of local content policies to encourage:
(i) Local procurement of goods and services
(ii) Direct employment of locals or disadvantaged persons
(iii) Downstream linkages (i.e., processing of extracted…Continue
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The Center for Mining and Sustainability Studies (CEMS) at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima has published a report on the results of the Center's 2017 survey of social management practices in the Peruvian mining sector.
The study, which was funded by Peru’s National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE), used a 112-item questionnaire to collect data directly from mining company members of the Society. The 26 companies that responded account for 80 - 85 % of Peru’s mining…Continue
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The Amulsar Independent Advisory Panel, consisting of seven Armenian and international sustainability experts, released its first annual report in Yerevan on 22 May 2018 in response to stakeholder requests.
The Panel was established in 2017 with a remit to monitor the social and environmental performance of the Amulsar project, to engage with the project sponsor Lydian International and with the project’s local and national stakeholders, and to hold the project…Continue
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At the May 2018 International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) annual conference, I presented some results of ongoing research which look at the impact on women affected by land acquisition for the purposes of development. It is clear that women’s rights to tenure are often ignored, that women are often not included in the consultation processes around access to land, that women’s crops are often ignored during the valuation process, and that women are not included when cash…Continue
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By Andrew Bauer and Arkar Hein
This commentary first appeared as an op-ed in The Myanmar Times on 16 July 2018.
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play dominant roles in Myanmar’s economy. Collectively, they generate about half the government’s revenue, spend half the government’s budget, and regulate…Continue
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Gavin Hayman, Rob Pitman and Amir Shafaie
Increasing transparency, boosting the role of business, and deepening civic engagement in government contracting are powerful ways to deter fraud and corruption, craft better agreements, build trust, and promote a more competitive business environment. But how can we apply these principles to natural resource contracting, where big-ticket projects can be worth billions of dollars?…Continue
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Fiscal rules—permanent quantitative constraints on government finances—are an important tool to help mitigate the macroeconomic challenges associated with managing natural resource revenues. Partly inspired by successes in managing resource revenues in countries such as Chile, Peru and Norway (countries that have established fiscal rules and have abided by these budgetary constraints for over a decade), more countries have been adopting such rules.
We reviewed the use of fiscal…
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La version française du mécanisme de reporting sur l’approvisionnement local (MRAL) dans le secteur minier est maintenant disponible.
MRAL définit un ensemble accessible au public d’éléments d’information sur l’approvisionnement local fournis par l’industrie minière qui cherche à combler des lacunes des cadres de reporting et des systèmes de développement durable existants et à standardiser la manière dont le secteur et…Continue
The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) Programme, funded by German Development Cooperation and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, runs a series of technical trainings strengthening the capacity of Ivorian Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to better tackle the challenges of a fast growing mining sector
Many times, governments and companies do not take civil society seriously - often more so if…Continue
The Responsible Business Summit Europe (RBSEU), which recently took place in London, sparked debate about how we can transform the world while building great and sustainable businesses. I was inspired by sessions describing how companies are putting into practice processes to achieve the UN’s …Continue
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Le 11 janvier 2018, la Cour des Comptes de la République de Guinée a publié …Continue
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Publish What You Pay (PWYP) UK has welcomed the conclusions of the UK Government’s Post-Implementation Review (PIR) of initial reporting by oil, gas and mining companies under the UK’s Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014, which implement EU Accounting Directive chapter 10.
The UK Government’s review report, published by the Department…Continue
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Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia has launched a report, entitled Coordination and Supervision on Mineral and Coal Mining Sector. Resulted from rigorous collaborative work with Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK), this report summarizes the findings, follow-ups, and achievements of KPK’s led initiative, namely Coordination and Supervision in mineral and coal mining…Continue
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Led by Honourable Themba Mliswa, the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy (PPCME) produced a report on its findings and recommendations concerning the allegedly missing $15 billion Marange diamond revenue.
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