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Featured Blog Posts – October 2016 Archive (23)

Linkages to the Resource Sector. The Role of Companies, Government and International Development Cooperation

The study has been prepared by the Sector Project Sustainable Economic Development on behalf of BMZ and in cooperation with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. The study focuses on the promotion of economic linkages between foreign EI…


Added by Johanna Jagnow on October 28, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - National Land and Mining Stakeholder Forum

!Utetezi wa Madini na Ardhi ni Haki!

Call for Presentations - Deadline Friday 04th November 2016 12 Noon East Africa Time (EAT)


National Land and Mining Stakeholder Forum

Friday 18th November 2016 (08:00 to 17:00 p.m.)

Venue: Nairobi Safari Club


The National Land and Mining Stakeholder Forum convened by partners Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Taita Resource Centre (TARC), Thamani Trust and…


Added by Majala Mlagui on October 27, 2016 at 12:47 — No Comments

Talking sustainable development in the troubled world of ASM

Fitsum Weldegiorgis explores how artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) can make a positive contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is often seen as an unwelcome activity that degrades the environment, and has a negative impact on…


Added by IIED on October 25, 2016 at 10:18 — 2 Comments

Partnering for prosperity

Extractives: institutional partnerships to build capacity and strengthen trade relations

Following the results of the referendum in June 2016, the wheels are firmly in motion for the UK’s exit from the European Union. Brexit is happening, and securing trade relations with priority countries is at the top of the agenda. It is time to focus on a new model to leverage aid and channel trade partnerships.

The UK is a global financial centre for the mining industry,…


Added by Adam Smith International on October 21, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Making open data work for communities in the Philippines

This post was originally published on Extract-A-Fact on October 13, 2016

By Marco Zaplan, Research and Communications Officer, Bantay Kita

There are two types of disclosures. One is disclosure for the sake of transparency, while the other is disclosure that actually works for the…


Added by Publish What You Pay - US on October 20, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework: 170 Crucial Questions for Resource-Rich Countries

NRGI is pleased to present the Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework: 170 questions you and your government should be asking about natural resource governance. With these questions, you can benchmark management of oil, gas and mineral resources in your country against best practices. Covering the entire range of decisions a government must make to ensure that a country’s resources fuel development…


Added by Robert Pitman on October 18, 2016 at 20:57 — 1 Comment

Oil, Gas and Mining Transparency Advocates Join the Data Revolution

By Jana Morgan, Director, Publish What You Pay - United States

This post originally appeared on the 2016 International Open Data Conference blog on October 5, 2016 and on …


Added by Publish What You Pay - US on October 18, 2016 at 20:18 — No Comments

The OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development's Compendium of Practices

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Webinar hosted this past Friday 14 October by Dr Lahra Liberti, who is in charge of the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development, on the World Bank Extractive Industries for Local Content Development Community of Practices platform (WB EI-LCD CoP). The Webinar focused on…


Added by Guy Halpern on October 18, 2016 at 20:06 — No Comments

There are no shortcuts to establishing trust between extractive industries stakeholders


This post has been co-authored by Inga Petersen (Senior Extractives Advisor, UNEP), David Jensen (Head of Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding, UNEP) and Ousmane Deme (Operations Officer, World Bank)

The Extractive Industries are an important driver of global…


Added by Inga Petersen on October 18, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Bring high sulfur content specifications to 10 ppm, Stakeholders call on Government

Dr Mohammed Amin Adam Exec. Dire ACEP

Respiratory related diseases are second to malaria in Ghana, stakeholders at a day’s workshop have heard. Disclosing this at a seminar last week, Mr. Emmanuel Apoh of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the fight to attain good air quality have been going on a…


Added by seibik bugri on October 17, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Open Mining: From Extractive Data Disclosure to Citizen Empowerment

This blog was also posted on the Open Government Partnership website. It was written by Rizky Ananda Wulan Sapta Rini, Program Manager for Openness and Extractive Governance in Publish What You Pay Indonesia.

“I lived next to a mining operation for years. But I don’t know exactly the (authorized) location of that mining concession. Mining revenue? The local government never informed us about that.…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on October 17, 2016 at 5:00 — No Comments

Does Government accounting cause most of the Resource Curse?

In most sovereign nations, sub-soil minerals are owned by the state. The minerals are a part of the “commons” – assets owned ultimately by the citizens. The problem we face is that the standards set for IMFUN & IPSASB (International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board) standards for government accounting, statistics and disclosure treat receipts from minerals as “windfall revenues”…


Added by Rahul Basu on October 14, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

STRADE policy brief published on environmental challenges in the non-fuel mining sector

STRADE – an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies – has published the new policy brief “Outlining environmental challenges in the non-fuel mining sector” (No. 04/2016, by…


Added by STRADE Project on October 13, 2016 at 9:40 — No Comments

New article on resource management in postconflict settings

Dear fellow GOXIans,

I would like to announce an article of possible interest, forthcoming in Journal of Conflict Resolution and available online at http://jcr.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/04/0022002716669206.abstract

The article proposes a comprehensive theory of postconflict resource management focussed on easily extractable (lootable) resources and tests…


Added by Vita Thormann on October 11, 2016 at 10:32 — No Comments

A big deal: Nigeria undergoes EITI Validation

This is part one of a three-part series of blogs that the Secretariat will be publishing in the coming weeks. The series draws on the early lessons and findings from Validation and brings the readers’ attention to the importance of Validation – not just an…


Added by EITI on October 10, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

Transparency of Extractive Industries Toward Spatial Transparency

International Open Data Conference 2016 has just finished. And again, transparency of land use is being highlighted. On this light, we'd like to re-share our research study on spatial transparency of extractive industry in West Kalimantan Province, conducted by Swandiri Institute and Publish What You Pay Indonesia in 2014. Big findings include overlapping among the same commodity concession as well as between different concession. 

This report consists of five sections. First…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on October 10, 2016 at 9:33 — No Comments

Differentiated social risk: Rebound dynamics and sustainability performance in mining

We'd like to draw your attention to a recent article published in Resources Policy on social risk in the mining industry. The article 'Differentiated social risk: Rebound dynamics and sustainability performance in mining' is available online under an open access licence. Readers can find the article at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301420716302574

Highlights and abstract…


Added by Sandy Worden on October 6, 2016 at 4:52 — No Comments

STRADE policy brief published on Non-EU Country Engagements with Raw Materials Producing Countries (Laura Cramphorn)

In the second policy brief (No. 02/2016, by SNL) of our European Union (EU) funded research project STRADE (Strategic Dialogue for Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe) the consortium have traced the external raw materials based engagements undertaken by five major industrialized countries (China, Japan, Australia, Canada and the…


Added by STRADE Project on October 5, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

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