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Ecuador commits to join the EITI

Government reaffirms its commitment to natural resource transparency

The Ecuadorian government officially announced last week its intention to become an EITI implementing country. “In deciding to adhere to the EITI, the Government of Ecuador seeks to guarantee transparency and efficiency in the management of the country's natural…


Added by EITI on September 13, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

Mining Corporate Board Assurance

See a thoughtful perspective by Senior Director Alex Atkins of Global Mining Sustainability in Resource Global Network on “Why We Need to Improve Board Assurance of Technical and Operational Risks in Mining”.

Alex explains that since several recent technical failures at mine sites, there is the critical need to balance “The independence of boards, with the right diversity of thought and skills to ask the right questions at the right time.”



Added by Roy Jakola on September 5, 2019 at 0:23 — No Comments

Extractives Hub Insight: Au-dacious Ethiopia

The Extractives Hub project supports enhanced energy and mining sectors governance, in particular in Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Afghanistan and Lebanon. This…


Added by daniel gilbert on August 29, 2019 at 21:14 — No Comments

New interview: Climate Smart Mining | Highgrade with Christopher Sheldon

The World Bank advocates the poverty-reducing potential of extractive industries. As we contemplate a future beyond fossil fuels, they are now having to adapt.

Christopher Sheldon leads the extractives work at the World Bank. We sit down to discuss the challenges and opportunities that resource nations face as part of the…


Added by Highgrade on August 29, 2019 at 14:15 — No Comments

Building a movement for gender equality in extractives

Authored by Indra Thévoz, EITI Policy and Country Officer

The EITI and its stakeholders commit to intensify efforts towards gender equality and diversity in natural resource governance

While the benefits of extractive industry projects are primarily enjoyed by men, women and girls bear a disproportionate share of the negative social, economic and environmental impacts. That is why provisions to enhance women’s…


Added by EITI on August 29, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance (facilitated MOOC)

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the World Bank and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are pleased to announce that enrollment for this semester's massive open online course on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance, is now open! The MOOC, (delivered in English…


Added by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye on August 16, 2019 at 22:28 — 1 Comment

Women’s full participation in ASM key to economic development

Previous studies on gender and mining have repeatedly shown that women are often marginalized within the mining industry. From a generic point of view, the whole mining sector remains very masculine due to various reasons including; cultural; social and economic barriers. Artisanal Small Scale Mining (ASM) is definitely not exempted and strongly shows the same trends as well.

The mining industry is one of the sectors that have contributed to Zimbabwe’s economic resilience and…


Added by Patson Chimuzinga on August 15, 2019 at 9:50 — No Comments

Developing a Myanmar Artisanal Mining Sector that is Safe & Responsible

Historically, Myanmar’s mining sector has been defined by opaque governance and rich but unknown treasures of ruby, gold and jade. Transition to civilian rule and updates to mineral law have done little to change this perception. While the sector’s growth remains limited and social challenges remain high, with numerous…


Added by Dylan E McFarlane on August 7, 2019 at 12:28 — No Comments

Social License: a misleading term

In the mining industry, the term 'social license to operate' has become common parlance and has been erroneously established as standard qualification for the broader concept of social acceptance. By simplistically equating the idea of a government's authorization and permitting process, to that of the community’s ongoing acceptance of a company’s activities, the term fails to capture the evolving and complex nature of the relationship between those companies and…


Added by Hass Kouao-Bile on August 7, 2019 at 1:34 — No Comments

The future of autonomous mining systems in Ghana; Are we prepared?

In the second quarter of last year, I partnered with three talented researchers to investigate the future of autonomous mining systems in Ghana and how Ghanaian mining stakeholders were willing to accept these systems in the country. The research which received global attention from decision makers of the mining fraternity has been presented at three international mining conferences, including the 2019 SME conference at Denver, Colorado in the USA. The research was also published Resources… Continue

Added by Felix Adaania Kaba on August 6, 2019 at 23:10 — No Comments

Call for Tender: Study on Gender-Based Violence in the Extractive Sector

We are looking for a consultant to undertake a study on gender-based violence in the extractive sector. If you are interested in being shortlisted or have recommendations, please send an email to lisa.stellner@giz.de

Objectives of the consultancy


The objective of the consultancy is to research on gender-based violence in the extractive sector and…


Added by Extractives and Development on August 6, 2019 at 9:59 — No Comments

Forthcoming MOOC on Mining Taxation and Development

Developed from my forthcoming book - State Governance of Mining, Development and Sustainability (Edward Elgar, 2019), this MOOC presents a dynamic account of the complexities of taxing mining for development. The course centres on a fictional case study - the developing island State of Mawedor - and the fiscal choices the government makes over a twenty-year period in an attempt to benefit from mining. The course takes into account the real-life context of investment promotion in the…


Added by Tracy-Lynn Field on August 4, 2019 at 22:00 — No Comments

From the "Why" to the "How": Working with OO and OGP

Over the last few years, there’s been significant progress towards making beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) a global norm, with 18 countries making beneficial ownership-related commitments in their Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Actions Plans. This growing momentum is encouraging given the potential for implementation efforts to achieve significant policy impact, and to contribute towards a global drive to abate corruption…


Added by EITI on August 2, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments

Special Report : Environmental Refugees

We are concerned at the rate the environment is rapidly degraded especially in the oil rich Niger Delta of Nigeria. The amount of investment in the region has not been proportional to the amount of revenue generated, but that's not the bane of the issue. The environment has so degraded that livelihood for the inhabitants has been seriously challenged and limited. The government and development partners are trying to remedy the amount of degradation and effects of oil spills in this region…


Added by Paul Ogwu on August 2, 2019 at 14:43 — No Comments

Unlocking Access to Finance for Mining in Rwanda

Read: Unlocking Access to Finance for mining in Rwanda

Access to formal finance is essential for enhancing exploration and upgrading of mining activities in Rwanda. Here 72 artisanal and 27 small-scale mining (ASM) operators comprising approximately 34,000-77,000 workers export, through the comptoir buyer system, a total US$260.5…


Added by James McQuilken on July 29, 2019 at 14:24 — No Comments

Residues - uranium mining

Caetité, a town in Brazilian state of Bahia has the only active uranium mining in the country.The first two stages of the nuclear fuel cycle: mining and ore beneficiation, which results in the product called uranium concentrate or yellowcake.

The unit occupies an area of ​​1,700 hectares, located in a mineral province with reserves that reach 110 thousand tons of uranium with more than 38 ore deposits…


Added by IEVA LAZAREVICIUTE on July 26, 2019 at 20:47 — No Comments

Tax Holidays Threaten Economic Prosperity in Resource-Rich Developing Countries

A comprehensive review of mining tax incentives in 21 countries found that more than half have offered a complete exemption from corporate income tax for nine years on average.

The new research from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) provides the most granular view of tax competition in mining yet, showcasing…


Added by IGF Secretariat on July 25, 2019 at 15:54 — No Comments

Seven ways that new technology will impact the mining sector

Will the coming wave of new technology mean fewer jobs, loss of social license to operate? Will it bring advances in safety, productivity and environmental performance? What will it mean for host communities, governments, mining companies?

I’m sharing this blog, written as a personal reflection on the ideas discussed here on GOXI in the…


Added by Aaron Cosbey on July 18, 2019 at 1:17 — No Comments

Who owns what? Putting a face to the name

Authored by Catherine Greene and Ines Schjolberg Marques

EITI stakeholders and supporters met at the 2019 Global conference to share best practice and early benefits in implementing the one of the world’s first public beneficial ownership transparency requirement.  

When doing business, interested parties want to know who they are dealing with. Historically, ownership of unlisted extractive companies has been opaque, leaving governments and companies…


Added by EITI on July 17, 2019 at 16:57 — No Comments

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