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From Aspiration to Reality: Unpacking the Africa Mining Vision


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…


Added by Vanessa Ushie on March 20, 2017 at 10:19 — 2 Comments

Mongolia’s Crisis Averted—For Now

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…


Added by David Mihalyi on March 19, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

Local Content and Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification at PDAC 2017

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?…


Added by Jeff Geipel on March 17, 2017 at 21:49 — 2 Comments

Six steps forward for African mining

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.

The …


Added by IIED on March 17, 2017 at 16:09 — No Comments

Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

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…


Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 14, 2017 at 11:13 — No Comments

How Many Governments Are Disclosing Oil, Gas and Mining Licenses and Contracts?

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…


Added by Robert Pitman on March 14, 2017 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Kabwe: A New Optimism?

"Little Shop"​ in Kabwe - photo credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Store_in_kabwe.jpg

Kabwe is the capital of…


Added by daniel gilbert on March 14, 2017 at 11:20 — 3 Comments

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

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,…


Added by Ishmael Ackah, PhD on March 14, 2017 at 11:09 — 1 Comment

Impact and influence photo competition zooms in on women in mining

Celebrating women’s contribution to the mining industry through a diverse lens is the aim of the International Women in Mining…


Added by Mzamose Gondwe on March 13, 2017 at 5:15 — 1 Comment

Comparative Evidence Paper: What Matters When it Comes to Adopting Local Content? A Comparative Analysis of Success Factors in Africa and Latin America

Local content is a development strategy aimed at increasing the benefits from the oil and gas sector and translating them to other sectors of the economy. While this strategy has been widely adopted in Africa and Latin America, little is known about why local content strategies have been successful – or not – in specific country cases. Mapping these factors is challenging since every country demonstrates particular conditions and these factors might function differently depending on…


Added by Juan Herrera on March 10, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

Ecuador reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mining by joining IGF


Ecuador reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mining by joining IGF


Toronto, Canada, March 7, 2017 – The Government of Ecuador expressed its commitment to good governance of the mining sector by joining the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) Tuesday.…


Added by Mira Oberman on March 8, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

Transfer Pricing in Mining with a Focus on Africa - Reference Guide

Transparency of financial flows from extractives, tax base erosion in general and transfer pricing in specific are key areas of concern to developing countries. This at a time when extractives resources rich countries have steadily been increasing including in low to middle-income countries over the past quarter of century.  Some estimate that by 2030…


Added by Boubacar Bocoum on March 8, 2017 at 22:42 — 1 Comment

Does Zimbabwe's Central Bank Export Incentive for Mining Need a Re-think?

In May 2016, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe introduced an export incentive scheme to promote the export of goods and services in order for the economy to benefit from the liquidity derived from exports. As some mining companies begin to report on their earnings, it is becoming evident that the export incentive has been beneficial to them.

Asa Resources owned …


Added by Gilbert Makore on March 7, 2017 at 12:44 — No Comments

Malawi's New Mining Map Cadastre - Landfolio for Natural Resources

Stakeholder Listening Exercise; February/ March 2017 Daniel Gilbert – Independent Mining & Metals Researcher


This article reports on the introduction of Trimble's Landfolio for Natural Resources (Landfolio) implementation in Malawi; the policy context for that product’s introduction; and stakeholder views therein.



In many cases, this…


Added by daniel gilbert on March 7, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: March 6, 2017

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

How might different shocks or policy changes impact the trajectory of Mongolia's key…


Added by GOXI on March 6, 2017 at 4:30 — No Comments

The merits and ​p​itfalls of ​l​ocal ​p​rocurement ​re​gulations for ​the mining ​s​ector

Governments in Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions are striving to ensure more of the potential economic benefits from mining stay within the borders of host countries. One of the common outcomes of what is termed “the resource curse” – where countries with high production of extractive industry resources paradoxically have worse development outcomes than those without – is that mining operations use little locally produced and supplied goods and services.

In response,…


Added by Emily Nickerson on March 3, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

Mongolia Macro-fiscal Model

NRGI has developed a new tool linking resource sector developments to a detailed picture of Mongolia’s economy and budget in order to inform ongoing discussions on pressing fiscal issues and long-term sustainability.

It incorporates project level models of the country’s five largest mine, a semi structural macroeconomic model and detailed budget forecasts.  It projects a baseline scenario of the economy and describes how different shocks or policy changes would impact the trajectory…


Added by David Mihalyi on March 3, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Investigate Malawi’s Oil Contracts - NRJN & PWYP Malawi

Investigate Malawi’s Oil Contracts

President should not approve addendum to 30-year agreements

Lilongwe, 27 February 2017 – On 12 May 2014, eight days before the elections, the Minister of Mining signed production sharing agreements for three of Malawi’s petroleum blocks. If oil exploration is successful, the agreements could be in place for thirty years covering exploration, extraction, and closure. These agreements give Malawi a raw deal…


Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on March 1, 2017 at 8:58 — No Comments

Watchdog Urged Freeport to Respect Indonesia Regulation

The deadlock of renegotiation between Government of Indonesia and PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) to reach an agreement regarding the adjustment toward Indonesia regulations (2009 Mining Law), particularly on the export permit of concentrate, the switch of Contract of Work (KK) into Special Mining Permit (IUPK), provision of tax (prevailing vs nail down), and divestment provision, will be likely settled through dispute settlement mechanism in the International…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on February 28, 2017 at 7:25 — No Comments

First Symposium of the MIT Metals & Minerals for the Environment program

The first Metals & Minerals for the Environment Symposium will take place on May 11-12, 2017 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA. It will showcase the latest cutting edge research and technology in development at MIT, along with a chance for in-depth discussions between industry leaders and the scientific community. This event is by invitation only to selected CEOs, Chief Technical Officers, Chief…


Added by Suzanne Greene on February 27, 2017 at 19:55 — No Comments

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