sharing in governance of extractive industries
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On the first anniversary of the Panama Papers, the National Minerals Agency (NMA) of Sierra Leone wants to know who it is doing business with. The NMA is the government agency responsible for issuing mining licenses.…Continue
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In recent months, events across three continents showed how clean energy use by the mining industry, which consumes 11 percent of global energy, can mitigate climate change on a planet where 2,000 mechanized mines struggle with fuel prices, carbon emissions and ever-increasing logistical challenges.
Moreover, Hindustan Zinc Ltd. in India, Redavia Solar and IAMGOLD Corp. in Africa and Chile’s copper mining giants…Continue
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Offshore oil and rig platform. Photo: © curraheeshutter / Shutterstock.
Countries with large nonrenewable resources can benefit significantly from them, but reliance on revenues from these sources poses major challenges for policy makers. If you are a senior ministry of finance official in a resource-rich country, what are the challenges that you would face and…
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GIZ Madagascar is running a dialogue process to improve governance in the country's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. Guest contributor Andry Rabemanantsoa gives a pictorial tour of their work to date.
The conservation and sustainable use of natural resources programme (Programme d'Appui à la Gestion de l'Environnement, PAGE) of…Continue
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First published by Johnny West on openoil.net
Tanzania’s decision to impose a ban on concentrate exports from its mining industry has gained wide coverage among industry watchers. The question is: what does the government hope to achieve with it, and what will companies’ reaction be to it?
In this piece, we explore the possibility that the ban…Continue
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ACACIA should be more transparent to Tanzanians
Dar res Salaam, Tanzania – 30th March, 2017: A stop order issued by…Continue
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A weekly digest of activity on GOXI
Since 2008, the number of countries with contract disclosure laws has more than tripled. …
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The Energy and Extractives GP of the World Bank
Invites You for
Brown Bag Lunch: Transfer Pricing in Extractives
Wednesday March 29, 2017 | 11:30 AM -…
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Jakarta-Publish What You Pay Indonesia supports Directorate General (DG) of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to crack down mining companies which would not pay off the non-tax revenue arrears, either mining permits holder, Coal Contract of Work, and Contract of Work. MEMR is urged to be bold to impose special treatment, such as formulation of the black list of company, business permit revocation, and law enforcement.
National Coordinator of PWYP Indonesia,…Continue
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The Africa Mining Vision (AMV) is a policy framework that was created by the African Union in 2009 to ensure that Africa uses its mineral resources strategically for broad-based, inclusive development. Eight years after its inception, implementation has been slow and there is a low level of…Continue
We have published a blog commenting on the announcement of an IMF bailout for Mongolia, which you can read here:
Our findings build on the results from using our latest tool, a user-friendly macro-fiscal model to analyze how different shocks or policy changes - especially in the mining sector - would impact the trajectory…Continue
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Many members of GOXI were in Toronto earlier this month for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2017 Convention. Building on the momentum of past Indaba events, the need for economic diversification, as well as local content were frequent topics of discussion in many of the sessions. Below is a list of four sessions including links to relevant reports and resources:
1. Integrating local content regulations: A win-win for communities and companies?…Continue
Reflecting on common themes emerging from Cape Town's Mining Indaba and the Alternative Mining Indaba 'counter-summit', Fitsum Weldegiorgis sets out six ways to keep momentum going, for driving a profitable African mining sector that also delivers for its people.Continue
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Reducing the amount of energy used in producing a given output is a cost-effective way of tackling global warming. In addition, energy efficiency promotes energy security and saves cost. This study is structured in three parts. First, the energy efficiency practices of small and medium…Continue
Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 14, 2017 at 11:13 — No Comments
It has been notoriously difficult for citizens in resource-rich countries to lay hands on extractive industry contracts and licenses between their governments and private sector extractive companies. But that seems to be changing.
For a new report, Past the Tipping Point?, Don Hubert and I reviewed contract disclosure practice and policy in more than 50 countries and…Continue
"Little Shop" in Kabwe - photo credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Store_in_kabwe.jpg
Kabwe is the capital of…Continue
Open and competitive bidding process (toss a coin) promotes transparency, efficiency and cost reduction as compared to direct negotiations (shake a hand). This paper provides an overview of renewable energy interventions in Angola, Algeria, Cote Dvoire, Ghana and Nigeria. Further,…Continue