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Featured Blog Posts – August 2018 Archive (8)

Weekly GOXI, August 13, 2018

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on August 13, 2018 at 23:30 — No Comments

Finding the Missing Millions: a new handbook for using revenue data from the extractive industries

Thousands of oil, gas and mining companies now publish details about the payments they make to governments, such as taxes and royalties, wherever they operate in the world. The disclosures result from hard-won legislation in the EU, Canada and Norway, and from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

These payments amount to hundreds of billions of dollars a year…

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Added by Dominic Eagleton on August 13, 2018 at 15:37 — No Comments

The Draft Responsible Gold Mining Principles and Communities

A few days ago I attended a consultative roundtable discussion on the World Gold Council’s draft Responsible Gold Mining Principles in Johannesburg. Whilst one cannot actually say that the event was well attended, the few of us who were there for the whole event were there to fully participate and we were accorded sufficient time to raise our concerns. It was also a significant improvement (compared to how these consultative processes normally go) to see (very vocal) affected community…

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Added by Gwendolyn Wellmann on August 7, 2018 at 16:49 — No Comments

Registration and paper submission for EX4DEV18 workshop is now open

Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa 2018 (EX4DEV18) is a student-led interdisciplinary workshop and networking event designed to share research and foster opportunities for collaboration. The theme for 2018 is ‘challenging false perspectives in mining’.

Held at the University of Surrey, the day is organised around three panels comprising presentations from PhD…

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Added by James McQuilken on August 7, 2018 at 9:19 — No Comments

The 4 Maturity Levels of Organizations for Data Management of Stakeholder Engagement Activities

Embracing new data management technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) can support the implementation of best practices in the context of social and environmental performance for corporations with multiple sites. It’s also become necessary to manage social performance data, which has become such an important factor to assist proactive and strategic decision-making.

The challenges of an interconnected world

 

Today’s world is interconnected.…

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Added by Sarah Busque on August 6, 2018 at 19:57 — 2 Comments

Weekly GOXI, August 6, 2018

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Added by GOXI on August 6, 2018 at 0:00 — No Comments

Improving community oversight of local development through contract transparency

Creating a level playing field for all companies in Mali

The Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Mali coalition and the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) have made numerous calls for the publication of mining contracts. They are doing this because publication of contracts will help improve the monitoring of revenues received by local government and ensure that companies comply with their social and environmental commitments. Studies by both PWYP and the OAG show that a formalised…

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Added by EITI on August 2, 2018 at 12:03 — No Comments

News & Natural Resources: July

A monthly round-up of the latest natural resource governance news, also covering related issues such as beneficial ownership transparency. You can  read the blog on my website, where you will be able to find previous news round-ups.

On the summer reading-list…

  • Guyana, one of Latin America's poorest countries, is about to experience the…
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Added by Alice Powell on August 1, 2018 at 16:47 — No Comments

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