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

CCSI, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), the World Bank and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are pleased to announce the re-launch of an updated version of the massive open online course (MOOC) on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance, on February 5, 2018. The MOOC, (delivered in…

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Added by Lisa Sachs on January 13, 2018 at 0:02 — No Comments

Big oil strikes it rich in tax overhaul and looks to repeal landmark transparency law

US oil companies scored big wins in the recent changes to the tax code, and now aim to dismantle Section 1504, the pioneering anticorruption provision that requires them to disclose their payments to governments globally.

It’s no secret that US multinational companies walk away as clear winners in the new sweeping changes to US tax…

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Added by Daniel Mulé on January 12, 2018 at 19:00 — No Comments

Trabajo de Mujeres Mineras en Bolivia

Comparto con ustedes un resumen del  estudio recientemente realizado por nuestra empresa Cumbre del Sajama  en La Paz, Bolivia ( www.cumbredelsajama.com) en relación a las actividades que realizan las mujeres que trabajan en minería, sobre todo de minería de pequeña escala. Destacamos el trabajo que realizan las mujeres mineras que además han roto el mito de que no pueden ingresar a interior mina. El documento es un diagnóstico completo sobre la…

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Added by Ana Maria Aranibar Jimenez on January 9, 2018 at 21:04 — 5 Comments

Join Jan 31st UNDP-IFC-IPIECA webinar: Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP-IFC-IPIECA webinar: Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals

 

The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a common global framework for navigating the world’s most urgent economic, social, and environmental challenges. While governments have the primary responsibility to prioritize, coordinate and implement efforts to meet the SDGs, there is wide recognition that the private sector and…

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Added by Sarah Daitch on January 8, 2018 at 17:46 — No Comments

2017 Annual State of the ASM Sector and 2018 Outlook

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on January 8, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Guinea’s National Petroleum Office Takes First Contract Transparency Steps

From NRGI website, link here

In October, Guinea’s National Petroleum Office published two production-sharing contracts, the country’s only hydrocarbons pacts to date, on its website.



One was signed in 2006 with SCS Corporation, a subsidiary of Hyperdynamics, and another with…

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Added by Sun-Min Kim on January 5, 2018 at 11:15 — No Comments

Article concerning Talvivaara mine and water pollution in Finland

Announcing a new article in the journal “The Extractive Industries and Society (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214790X16301770)” with my colleagues and co-authors, Heidi Tiainen and Tuija Mononen, titled “Talvivaara mine and water pollution: An analysis of mining conflict in Finland”.

In this paper…

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Added by Rauno Sairinen on January 4, 2018 at 11:10 — 1 Comment

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.…

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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 27 – 28th 2018

Background

Oil, gas and mining can potentially bring…

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

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…

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

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.…

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

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

FLAVIANO BIANCHINI ON ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION 

By Jasmin Blessing and Sarah Daitch, GOXI Community Facilitators…

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Added by Sarah Daitch on December 9, 2017 at 0:46 — 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…

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Added by Alexia Skok 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…

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

Paradise Papers, Offshore Leaks, and the Bleeding Financial World

http://publishwhatyoupay.com.ng/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…

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Added by Paul Ogwu on December 11, 2017 at 7:52 — 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…

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Added by Levin Sources on December 7, 2017 at 15:17 — 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…

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

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