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Featured Blog Posts – October 2015 Archive (22)

Overcoming the Limits of EITI in Nigeria by Dauda Garuba

Overcoming the Limits of EITI in Nigeria

By Dauda Garuba*

 

The 30th edition of the International Board meeting of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is due to hold in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, on 21 and 22 October, 2015. As the hub of global commodity market, the forthcoming EITI Board meeting presents both an opportunity and a challenge for Nigeria. In terms of opportunity,…

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Added by Dauda Garuba on October 26, 2015 at 17:48 — 3 Comments

Analysis: How Kenya's largely untapped natural resources can help generate jobs and development

This study is the first comprehensive view on the extractives sector in Kenya and its potential to uncover new opportunities for wealth creation among local businesses. Understanding priority sectors and the constraints that need to be addressed can assure the likelihood of realising the gains of integrating activities of these sectors in the greater economy.

Furthermore, establishing supplier development programs within enterprise development centres in communities where extractives…

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Added by Adam Smith International on October 26, 2015 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Towards Lima: Making the Standard more meaningful

The day ahead of the 30th Board meeting featured constituency meetings and a discussion on transparency in commodity trading (Photo Caption: seated left to right: Albania National Coordinator Dorina Cinari and Afganistan National Coordinator Mahmood Anwari).…

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Added by EITI on October 26, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

China Mining - Go Global, Go Responsible

The past decade has seen a large expansion in Chinese foreign direct investment (up to third in the world) representing some USD140 billion in contracts.  The mining sector has been at the forefront, representing around 20% of that total.  Here at the 17th China Mining Congress in Tianjin the impact of that shift is clear. First, there…

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Added by Michael Jarvis on October 22, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

A request made to fellow GOXians

Hi, Everyone

As a simple member of the GOXI community, please could I make the following request of everyone contributing to this forum:  please provide basic geographical information.  

Geographical context is vital if there is going to be any shared understanding, e.g. (& please note that these are made-up examples):

"The National Petroleum Commission said ...." leads to the obvious question: the National Petroleum Commission of which country?  Ditto the "National…

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Added by daniel gilbert on October 18, 2015 at 23:30 — 3 Comments

New Paper:Synergising and optimising mineral infrastructure in regional development strategies

We are pleased to share our latest publication, done with the E15 Initiative on mineral infrastructure and regional development. It is available here http://ecdpm.org/wp-content/uploads/Synergising-Optimising-Mineral-Infrastructure-E15-Ramdoo-October-2015-ECDPM.pdf 

Added by Isabelle Ramdoo on October 17, 2015 at 16:50 — 2 Comments

Mineral Rush : A Rough Road for Afghanistan

 

 

 

Mineral Rush :  A Rough Road for Afghanistan

Gemstone extraction has thousands of years of history in Afghanistan. The charming lapis lazuli was extracted 6500 years ago and it has decorated the thrones and statues of Pharoes. Lapis dust was also used as…

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Added by Javed Noorani on October 16, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

An Open Data Concession Map of the World – Part I, Sub-Saharan Africa

For the past year, OpenOil has collected oil concession data from all continents as a contribution to what we believe holds the potential to revolutionise natural resource management across the globe: an open data framework around the extractive industries. Today, we are pleased to announce its next evolution – the first open oil concession…

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Added by Anton Rühling on October 14, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Wind at SEC’s back on long overdue oil transparency rule

Wind at SEC’s back on long overdue oil transparency rule

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Added by Isabel Munilla on October 13, 2015 at 19:20 — No Comments

Landmark decision by Sami people to say no to gold mine in Norway

In September the municipality of Kautokeino in Northern Norway’s Finnmark county suspended discussions about whether or not to open a gold mine in the area for the next four years. Those who opposed the mine are breathing a sigh of relief, but a lot of work remains to be done in the next four years to clarify rights, procedures and expectations, if the conflict is not going to emerge again.

 

The municipality has twice rejected proposals by Swedish mining company…

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Added by Emma Wilson on October 12, 2015 at 17:33 — No Comments

Shared value should be a strategy for specific situations, not dogma

This article featuring examples from the mining industry was originally featured on 5 October 2015 by the Shared Value Initiative 



Shared value as a concept continues its dramatic rise in popularity across the worlds of business and international development. The Australian government recently released a …

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Added by Jeff Geipel on October 11, 2015 at 22:47 — No Comments

IMF's Open FARI Model Release an Important First Step

Today, the International Monetary Fund released its model for evaluating and designing oil and mining deals in resource-rich countries. NRGI welcomes the move. With growing availability of open data on extractives and a growing community of users of such models, it’s an important step toward bettering public scrutiny and understanding of resource deals and the flow of revenues.

Last year, NRGI …

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Added by David Mihalyi on October 10, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

What happens when you can search 30 million words of oil contracts?

First posted by Johnny West on OpenOil.net

OpenOil today releases the fourth version of the contracts repository. As my colleague Anton Rühling, writes, there are another 83 contracts, from 29 countries, and some interesting material around the…

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Added by Anton Rühling on October 8, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Core Petrobras Field tops new entrants to the repository, now 800 contracts strong

It’s almost been a year since we have first launched the OpenOil contracts repository and we are happy to today announce our fourth update: 83 new full-text agreements, including new host government contracts from countries such as …

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Added by Anton Rühling on October 8, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

New Book Available - Mountain Movers: Mining, sustainability and the agents of change

Dear GOXI Colleagues,



I am delighted to share with you news about the publication of my new book, Mountain Movers: Mining, sustainability and the agents of change.



In the book I seek to find out how far the mining industry has come in addressing sustainability by speaking to the people, both inside and outside the industry, who have worked to affect change.



I had the privilege of…

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Added by Daniel Franks on October 8, 2015 at 7:18 — No Comments

Strengthening systems and informing policy around the world

How EITI implementing countries see the results of their processes.…

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Added by EITI on October 7, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

New report on evidence for EITI and other multi-stakeholder initiatives

Dear all,

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative just released a new report on the evidence of effectiveness and impact for OGP and several other Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives (EITI, COST, GIFT, Open Contracting).

The report was authored by Brandon Brockmyer and Jonathan Fox and reviews the available evidence related to these initiatives, discussing emerging lessons and remaining knowledge gaps.

 

Please find the report…

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Added by Brendan Halloran on October 7, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Theatrical Antics, Rural Radio and a Cyanide Spill in Guinea

Theatrical Antics, Rural Radio and a Cyanide Spill in Guinea…

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Added by Lien De Brouckere on October 7, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Local Content Frameworks in Latin America

Local content is a thematic broadly discussed between most of oil, gas and mining countries. However, this discussion among most of Latin American countries remains weak. For this reason, Grupo FARO (Ecuador) is currently developing a research on local content frameworks in Latin America. As a first step we have developed a document that describes the research and its main objectives (attached). The project is part of the Evidence and Lessons From Latin America - ELLA (…

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Added by Juan Herrera on October 5, 2015 at 19:37 — 1 Comment

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