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October 2017 Blog Posts (64)

A Tale of the ‘Bulldozer’, Thorn-ton & the Subterfuge

Tanzanians have heard it all. The world has not heard the last of it. Uncle Magufuli and his team were all teeth out yesterday when a certain Thornton jetted-in and broke the news that there is bucks for take at the tune of US $300 million. This comes when the US $190 Billion tax…

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Added by AfrikaYetu on October 31, 2017 at 11:19 — 1 Comment

Weekly GOXI: October 30, 2017

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With lessons from Indonesia, Publish What You Pay staff in the Republic of Congo have called on the authorities to launch their own investigations into a Swiss…

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Added by GOXI on October 31, 2017 at 1:58 — No Comments

Capturing capital gains tax on indirect transfers of mineral rights: the HOW TO

Dear Goxians

Do you remember that story happening in early May 2016:

The miner Freeport McMoRan sold its 56% controlling stake in the Tenke Fungurume copper mine - one of the biggest mining projects in the DRC - to China Molybdenum Inc. (CMOC) for $2.65 billion. The DRC received nothing from this deal.  Indeed, the DRC did not even know it was happening, despite owning a 20% equity stake in the project. This is because…

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Added by Perrine Toledano on October 30, 2017 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

UK EITI MSG - working to become less male, less white, less dominated by big corporate NGO interests: simply fairer

There's a dispute at the UK EITI multi-stakeholder group. The group is supposed to include fair representation of UK civil society. Publish What You Pay (PWYP) has, however, to date nominated as substantive members (or alternates) only white men in paid appointments at London-based international NGOs. Most of these NGOs, of course, have no community engagement in the UK at all.

Some of us decided that this was outrageous. Particularly in view of the high UK African interest in…

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Added by Eric Joyce on October 29, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Negotiating better contracts natural resources

 

As we know, negotiating good contracts with foreign investors for large-scale projects is a major challenge. In this context, you might be interested in a brief text dealing with this issue and, in particular, a new initiative that can provide technical assistance in negotiating such contracts. The text is available here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3055960 or here:…

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Added by Karl P Sauvant on October 29, 2017 at 12:50 — No Comments

Time To Stamp Out Corruption In Commodity Trading

by Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay

An explosive investigation by Swiss NGO Public Eye has revealed the complex tangle by which Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest oil traders, made secret payments to officials in the Republic of Congo for access to the country’s assets. 

The world’s efforts to stamp out…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on October 24, 2017 at 10:16 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: October 22, 2017

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Remember to take the GOXI member survey by this Thursday, October…

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Added by GOXI on October 24, 2017 at 0:35 — No Comments

Interview part 2 with Claudia Ituarte-Lima on Biodiversity and Human Rights

This is second  part of the interview with Claudia Ituarte-Lima. Claudia is an international law researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), and serves as Advisor at …

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Added by Environmental Governance COP on October 24, 2017 at 0:00 — No Comments

2018 National Budget Expectations: The Quest to Make Mineral Wealth Work for All: AMV

“Much as government prides itself as a champion on broad based economic empowerment through indigenisation programmes, without access to information, citizens are blindfolded to see how their mineral wealth is being accounted for.”

For a country…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 23, 2017 at 19:26 — No Comments

PWYP-US Extract-A-Fact October 2017 Newsletter

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Added by Publish What You Pay - US on October 23, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Múltiples Posiciones Técnicas, USAID Promoción de Mejores Prácticas de Gestión Ambiental y Social en Sudamerica

Tetra Tech está buscando candidatos calificados para participar en un proyecto de conservación de la biodiversidad financiado por USAID, que se llevará a cabo por cinco años, titulado “Promoción de mejores prácticas de gestión ambiental y social en Sudamerica”. El objetivo del proyecto es facilitar el acuerdo entre varias partes interesadas en las prácticas de gestión ambiental y social en cuatro sectores prioritarios de infraestructura incluyendo energía hidroeléctrica, carreteras,…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 23, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Invitation to register: Climate Change – Extractive Industries – Resource Efficiency @COP23

Invitation to the specialist event:…

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Added by Extractives and Development on October 23, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Four lessons on communicating ASM stories of change

The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector has many problems – and good stories are not often heard. Gabriela Flores looks at how effective communications can help mining communities learn about good practices that are being developed by their peers

"We want to be appreciated for what we are doing," were the first words that a Ghanaian adviser to small-scale gold mines said to me in a recent interview. Coming from someone who travels from small mine to small…

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Added by IIED on October 22, 2017 at 18:53 — 1 Comment

Extractives Hub Consultant

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.



Under the supervision of a Senior Advisor on Extractives and drawing on lessons learnt from previous activities carried…

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Added by Inès Abdelrazek on October 20, 2017 at 12:31 — No Comments

Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist, USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices, Peru

Tetra Tech is seeking a Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist to participate in a five-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled "South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices”-BMPs. The objective of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social management practices in four priority infrastructure sectors including hydroelectricity,…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 19, 2017 at 20:31 — No Comments

Running the Numbers: ADB and OpenOil launch a report on government modeling capacity

Geneva, 19 October 2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and OpenOil, a Berlin-based financial analysis firm, have jointly produced a new report on how African governments use financial models to manage oil & gas and mining projects. The report was launched at the 13th Annual…

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Added by Johnny West on October 19, 2017 at 16:22 — No Comments

Grants Manager, USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices ,Peru

Tetra Tech is seeking a Grants Manager to participate in a five-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled "South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices”-BMPs. The objective of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social management practices in four priority infrastructure sectors including hydroelectricity, roads, oil, gas and mining and to support the promotion, implementation, monitoring and…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 19, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Finance and Administration Director, USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices, Peru

Tetra Tech is seeking a Finance and Administration Director to participate in a five-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled "South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices”-BMPs. The objective of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social management practices in four priority infrastructure sectors including hydroelectricity, roads, oil, gas and mining and to support the promotion, implementation,…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 19, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, USAID South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices, Peru

Tetra Tech is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to participate in a five-year USAID-funded biodiversity conservation project titled "South America Promotion of Best Environmental and Social Management Practices”-BMPs.

The objective of the project is to facilitate multi-stakeholder agreement on environmental and social management practices in four priority infrastructure sectors including hydroelectricity, roads, oil, gas and mining and to support the promotion,…

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Added by Sandra Pico on October 19, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Is your tax break really necessary? The story of Yaoure gold mine in Cote d'Ivoire

The publication of the financial model of Yaoure gold mine shows what can be done: both in the tricky area of what tax incentives offer, and in terms of building government analytical capacity.

OpenOil, with support from the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), worked with colleagues from Cote d’Ivoire’s Ministry of…

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Added by Johnny West on October 19, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

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