sharing in governance of extractive industries
On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany, the effectiveness and the impact of EITI has been evaluated by GIZ's 'Extractives and Development (X4D)' programme in a comprehensive study called 'Assessing…Continue
Discussants at a just ended two-day Africa Oil Governance Summit in Accra have once again decried and painted a gloomy picture about the benefits of the oil find to the ordinary people, local small businesses not only in Ghana but elsewhere on the continent of Africa.
They identified greedy leadership as the biggest problem that is exhibited by those who are in-charge to ensure that oil wealth has a positive impact on the lives of the people.
Citing the case of…
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The European Union’s strategy to tackle issues of access to raw materials in the EU (Raw Materials Initiative) focuses on three pillars, increasing access to raw materials in global markets, increasing supply within the EU and finally through efficient resource use.
The STRADE project, whilst looking at the second of these pillars, increasing supply from within the…Continue
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Today, ahead of the International Right to Know Day, Human Rights Watch (HRW) launched “They Destroyed Everything”: Mining and Human Rights in Malawi” in Lilongwe, Malawi, today with 60 stakeholders. The report "documents…Continue
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UNDP seeks an international consultant for writing a guidance note on "Strengthening Human Rights and Rule of Law in Environmental Public Administration of the Mining Sector". See consultancy details (duties and responsibilities) and the application process here…Continue
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In the absence of local content legislation in Cameroon, the present report sought to evaluate corporate social responsibility and the protection of the environment by mining companies in the East and Adamaou Regions of Cameroon. Here attached is the French version.
Environmental remnants of mechanised…Continue
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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI
What are the factors that help or hinder the effectiveness of Supreme Audit Institutions in…
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Principles Initiative adopts Model Clauses for Agreements between Government Security Forces and Companies, an new best practice to ensure company security with respect for human rights. GOXI%20model%20clauses.docx
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The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is pleased to announce the public release of Increasing the effectiveness of trainings and capacity building programs: M&E, alumni engagement, and opportunities for coordination (available here).
In October 2015…Continue
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Mistrust, anger, accusations, secrecy, and frustration are but some of the vocabulary that civil society in Lebanon should feel pretty comfortable using when asked to describe the prenatal condition of its oil and gas sector.
Amidst the bickering of those entrusted with overseeing the smooth running of the nascent sector, the Lebanese public stands on the margins of sanity witnessing what might be their last chance of having a normal existence being torn to shreds by the jaws of the…Continue
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Some of you might be interested in this recently published paper: Local Content Regulation as a Differentiator for Inward Investment in Africa (click on link above). The paper compares six sets of LC regulations across Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra…Continue
Added by Dr Michael Warner on September 22, 2016 at 11:25 — No Comments
A report recently released by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at The University of Queensland, Australia, explores the drivers for participation and the main design characteristics influencing the effectiveness of sustainability certification schemes in the mining and minerals sector.
This report identified that participants interviewed have varied expectations and ideas about the drivers for participation in certification schemes, and also…Continue
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17 December 2010 marked the day when Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the city of Sidi Bouzid; a desperate reaction against a corrupt government that took place in a resource-curse-ridden area of Tunisia.
On 27 January 2011, 16,000 Yemeni citizens took to the streets protesting Ali Abdallah Saleh’s corrupt rule of Yemen. Saleh was alleged to have amassed assets between $32bn and $60bn partly from his corrupt deals around gas and oil contracts where …Continue
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On Nov. 2-3, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) will host the 11th annual Columbia International Investment Conference, entitled “…Continue
Added by Lisa Sachs on September 21, 2016 at 4:51 — No Comments
Extractive industries projects can have a transformational potential for a country’s development path, particularly if those resources are managed and invested effectively. Given the magnitude of many of these hydrocarbon or mining projects (think billions rather than millions), it is also expected…Continue
Panelists at a day’s forum to evaluate the just passed Ghana’s Petroleum (Exploration & Production) Act has largely described the law as Progressive that will maximize the needed fiscal dividends that will bring the desired benefits to the people. But, were quick to add that there were still some few gaps that needed to be refined to make it perfect. Some were debt loading, mis-pricing, and valuation pricing.…Continue
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The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is calling for expressions of interest from journalists in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda interested in attending this year’s training program on governance of oil, gas, and mining. The training consists of a series of two core courses each lasting two weeks.
The first course is a regional foundation workshop and will take place in Tanzania on October 17–28,…Continue
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They go by different names but share the same higher principles. Most people don't know they exist but there they are, built into every national government, working tirelessly to ensure public resources are collected and spent as they were meant to be. They are supreme audit institutions, and they are the guardians of public financial management and natural resource governance.
Last week, I had the honor of participating in the …Continue
Added by Dana Wilkins on September 19, 2016 at 15:56 — No Comments
A dialogue in Ghana presented a unique opportunity to bring stakeholders together and find solutions to realise the potential of small-scale mining...
IIED's first local artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) dialogue brought together more than 50 representatives from government, civil society, academia, and industry for a four-day workshop. It was a chance to experience the realities of small-scale mining, share perspectives, and work together to address some of the…Continue