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Featured Blog Posts – December 2017 Archive (21)

EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt's end-of-year message

Dear EITI supporters,

2017 has been a busy year for our countries. Almost half have completed Validation, we have seen unparalleled political commitments on beneficial ownership transparency and most are accelerating the process of mainstreaming transparency into government and company systems.

We welcomed three countries to our family in 2017 –  Guyana, Mexico and Suriname. We also saw three countries withdraw from EITI implementation, Azerbaijan, Niger and the United States.…


Added by EITI on December 22, 2017 at 15:54 — 1 Comment

Call for Case Studies: World Bank Global Conference on Gender and Oil, Gas and Mining

The World Bank Group Global Conference on Gender and Oil, Gas and Mining: New Frontiers of Progress, Challenges and Solutions

June 26 – 27th 2018


Oil, gas and mining can potentially bring significant growth and development opportunities to…


Added by GOXI on December 18, 2017 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Trillion dollar industries, corruption and us: another year fighting for transparency

By Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay. Originally posted on Huffington Post.

9 December…


Added by Publish What You Pay on December 14, 2017 at 12:51 — No Comments

What is the Presource Curse?

Resource-rich countries tend to experience slower economic growth and more social problems than do less-endowed countries—a phenomenon dubbed the “resource curse.” But it turns out that in many cases, economic growth begins to underperform long before the first drop of oil is produced; this we call the “presource curse.”

In a recent research paper, we found…


Added by David Mihalyi on December 13, 2017 at 12:23 — No Comments

Digging up the Dirt on Corruption Risks

From the resource rich countries of West Africa, to mature mining jurisdictions in Australia and Canada corruption risks exist in the mining approvals regimes of countries across the…


Added by Alex on December 12, 2017 at 3:30 — No Comments

Stepping up the anti-corruption fight in Tanzania Extractive Industries

The 9th of December marks Tanzania’s independence from colonial rule, this is an important milestone that requires celebration. As the country looks back on where it is has come from it is equally important, however, that there be reflection on the future of the country. Tanzania’s economic future will -in part-continue to rely on the growth of the extractive industries. The country is well endowed with gold, diamond, gas and precious gemstones that represent an important global…


Added by Jovitha on December 11, 2017 at 13:01 — 1 Comment

Paradise Papers, Offshore Leaks, and the Bleeding Financial World


The leaks in the Snowden revelations, Panama and Paradise papers shows clearly a global corruption network. This gives rise to global poverty and inequality while the privileged few particularly the elite loot and hide their assets.

From the leaks, it becomes clear, keeping…


Added by Paul Ogwu on December 11, 2017 at 7:52 — No Comments

December 13th - Webinar on Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

In recent years, globally, we’ve noticed several trends that affect how we engage with the public on issues affecting them, including mining, oil and gas projects

  1. Lower trust in Government: People do not just accept decisions from government easily. If people don’t have a chance to participate in the decision-making, there is often distrust in those decisions. People will guard their own interests during negotiations. We’ve seen an…

Added by Sarah Daitch on December 9, 2017 at 1:13 — No Comments

Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Monitoring of Mining: An Interview with Flaviano Bianchini


By Jasmin Blessing and Sarah Daitch, GOXI Community Facilitators

Flaviano Bianchini is…


Added by Sarah Daitch on December 9, 2017 at 0:46 — No Comments

Handbook On Measuring Employment from Extractive Industry Investments

More transparency around the data and assumptions used to support employment estimates (direct, indirect and induced) for extractive industry investments is needed. Employment benefits are one of the primary concerns of local communities and when expectations are not met, this can result in disappointment and friction. This handbook aims to contribute to the understanding of how employment multipliers are calculated using the input-output (IO) and computable general…


Added by Nicolas Maennling on December 8, 2017 at 23:09 — No Comments

Découvrez comment l'or artisanal est utilisé pour contourner le contrôle des changes en Afrique de l'Ouest

Cette étude produite par l'ARM à laquelle je suis fier d'avoir contribué en tant qu'expert, montre comment l'or artisanal se retrouve dans des filières d'évasion de capitaux où il retrouve son rôle premier de monnaie. 

Le mineur n'est pas la source de ce trafic mais la matière qu'il produit est recherchée par les intervenants qui veulent disposer de devises à l'étranger. 

À lire absolument pour comprendre que l'orpaillage n'est pas la cause du trafic et qu'au contraire il…


Added by patrick schein on December 8, 2017 at 12:18 — No Comments

Climate Resilience from Down Under: Scaling Australia’s Mines and Clean Energy

Joseph Kirschke, National Geographic Voices,

Dec. 2, 2017

In January 2011, the irony facing Australia’s massive thermal coal exports was intense as the unseasonable monsoon rains that battered its…


Added by Joseph F. Kirschke on December 7, 2017 at 18:29 — No Comments

Minerals of the Green Economy: Solar Photovoltaics and Lithium-Ion Batteries

New Publication: Green Economy Series: Solar Photovoltaic and Energy Storage in the Electric Grid…


Added by Levin Sources on December 7, 2017 at 15:17 — No Comments

NRGI`s Policy Briefing on Local Level Agreements in Mongolia’s Resource Sector

Formal agreements between resource companies and subnational or local level stakeholders affected by company projects, or local level agreements (LLAs), are becoming an important mechanism for increasing benefits for local communities and minimizing or avoiding conflicts in many countries. The main objectives of this policy paper are to assess Mongolia’s experience with LLAs to date, identify gaps and opportunities, and recommend policy responses to improve existing regulation and…


Added by Byambajav Dalaibuyan on December 6, 2017 at 14:50 — No Comments

Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Women Academy Off The Blocks

Participants at the ASGM Academy for Women

To help women to better tap opportunities presented by ever-growing artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) in partnership with Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF), Women in Mining Association-affiliated with Ministry of Women and Zimbabwe School of Mines…


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on December 5, 2017 at 18:44 — No Comments

Minerals as a Shared Inheritance: rethinking the resource curse

Does the way that we think of natural resources encourage mismanagement and even corruption? Publish What You Pay’s (PWYP) newest member in India, the Goa Foundation, puts forward the idea that a significant step can be taken towards addressing the resource curse by seeing mineral wealth as a shared inheritance, to be held in trust for future generations. They propose that royalties should essentially be seen as…


Added by Publish What You Pay on December 5, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Paradise Lost? Tax avoidance in the headlines, and in the mining sector

The Paradise Papers leak is the latest in a string of offshore scandals to implicate governments, politicians, wealthy elites and multinational corporations in complex and far-reaching schemes to avoid taxes. The revelations come from a collection of 13.4 million financial documents, most of which relate to a law firm in Bermuda named Appleby, which advises companies…


Added by IGF Secretariat on December 4, 2017 at 16:08 — No Comments

The Politics of Extractive Industries

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) has launched an Executive Session on the Politics of Extractive Industries. Building off of a traditional "Executive Session" model, this Executive Session is a policy innovation lab led by leading academics and practitioners from across the world. The expert group is grappling with the ways in which power, interests, incentives, and characteristics of political systems shape how extractive industry…


Added by Lisa Sachs on December 1, 2017 at 23:23 — 2 Comments

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