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New Report on The Role of Host Governments in Enabling or Preventing Conflict Associated with Mining

By Sarah Daitch & Tony Andrews

In some regions in the Global South, mining is seen as an important vehicle for generating wealth and improving local development. Yet, if managed poorly, mining can also lead to environmental degradation, displaced populations, increased inequality and social conflict. Experts…


Added by Sarah Daitch on January 28, 2019 at 21:51 — 4 Comments

‘What’s In It for Me?’ - Strengthening Accountability of Companies and Local Government through Citizen Feedback in Mining Areas

Lessons Learnt on Local Governance in Liberia

Liberia is home to some of Africa’s largest mineral resource deposits such as iron ore, gold and diamonds. Yet decades of poor resource governance have ensured these resources have not contributed to the public good. While the proper management of the country’s mineral wealth has the potential to transform the economy through financing infrastructure development and job creation, systemic problems of transparency and…


Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on January 28, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

Reporting on Extractives: Investigative Journalists in Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia shed a light on mining impacts

The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) Programme, funded by German Development Cooperation and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, strengthens the investigative skills of 34 local journalists in three countries to report on the impacts of the mining sector and contribute to a well-informed public debate.

Reporting on the mining sector does not only require awareness of the subject, but…


Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on January 23, 2019 at 11:44 — 1 Comment

Was 2017 the year of Peak Indian Coal? - co authored with Pooja Chatterjee

Like it or not, coal has a special place in India.

According to the Indian Supreme Court. (Indian Supreme Court, 2012, 1), ‘Coal is king and paramount Lord of industry is an old saying in the industrial world.. In India, coal is the most important indigenous energy resource and remains the dominant fuel for power generation and many…


Added by daniel gilbert on January 22, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Translating Gas and LNG into Money: 2 Open LNG fiscal models..

With the new gas discoveries in East Africa and in the Levantine Basin has come the need for countries involved to better understand the gas value chain and how to structure complex and capital intensive Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects for the benefit of the country.
Having a fiscal model is key to enable this understanding.

Thomas Mitro (CCSI's senior fellow) and CCSI have built the …


Added by Perrine Toledano on January 22, 2019 at 14:19 — 1 Comment

Weekly GOXI January 21, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…


Added by GOXI on January 21, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI January 7, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…


Added by GOXI on January 7, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

Ebook on Brexit and International Development

Hi all,

Just this week, I've published a paper relating to the impact of Brexit on UK development policy. It is available on Amazon, with the title 'DfID 2.0: UK development policy post Brexit'.

Link here:…


Added by Steve Macey on January 7, 2019 at 21:45 — No Comments

“Rocky Horror” Historic Artisanal Mining Adventure – Zimbabwean Road Trip

Caption: Zimbabwean historic gold processing tank, after work of geologist Richard Dollar, a geologist with a long history of active gold mining in Zimbabwe

The 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Janet and Brad, who end up lost, disorientated and with a…


Added by daniel gilbert on January 7, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

Tax Incentives in Mining: Open for business or abuse?

New research by the IGF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that many resource-rich developing countries use tax incentives in the hope of attracting mining investment. Roughly two thirds of the countries surveyed give corporate income tax concessions to mining investors either in the law or in mining contracts, or, in many cases, in both. Slightly less than half grant a complete tax-free period (“tax holiday”), wiping out the entire tax base for…


Added by IGF Secretariat on January 2, 2019 at 15:11 — No Comments

Policy Brief: Compliance of Reclamation and Post Mining Fund Placement in Indonesia

Since 2011, ex-mine pits have claimed the lives of 32 people in East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Not to mention the environmental disaster, namely flood and damaged water system. PWYP Indonesia has identified a number of issues leading to such tragedy.

Firstlow company compliance. 60% of mining permits (domestic investment) have not allocated reclamation and post-mining fund, according to ministry…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on December 18, 2018 at 12:21 — No Comments

Promoting Compliance To Social and Environmental Safeguards in Uganda's mining industry

Uganda’s mineral sector is increasingly becoming important. In 2014, Uganda completed a $75 million national mineral survey funded by the World Bank that identified occurrences of a wide range of mineral resources such as gold, uranium, tin, coltan, nickel, copper and tungsten existing in different parts of the country. The survey, intended to develop advanced geological data, divided Uganda into six blocks. Currently, a lot of mining activity in the country is being done at…


Added by Diana Taremwa Karakire on December 18, 2018 at 11:04 — 1 Comment

10 Women Who Are Changing the Landscape of Corporate Social Responsibility

What a year 2018 has been in the world of stakeholder engagement, public affairs and corporate social responsibility. There’s a buzz in the air like we’ve never seen before: campaigns against plastic usage, the UN’s Sustainable Development…


Added by Sarah Busque on December 12, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments

The Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies and Conflict Free Diamonds




Exposé by Fairtrade Gold pioneer jeweler with 22-years in the business reveals how the emerging “responsible & ethical jewelry” narrative hides a range of social and environmental atrocities.



For more information please…


Added by Marc Choyt on October 17, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

First things first; Government should sort out uncollected fees and royalties

Variances in gold export declarations by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) continue to stress a missed opportunity in Uganda’s mineral resources. The Office of the Auditor General’s 2016/17 report highlights an 8,674.719kgs variance between the MEMD declaration (16.281kgs) and the URA record (8,691kgs). Similarly, the 2015/16 financial year highlighted a variance of 5,223kgs of Gold exports between the 93kgs of gold awarded export…


Added by Acomai Isabella on October 7, 2018 at 8:44 — No Comments

TDM Call for papers: Special Issue on the Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)

Freya Baetens, Ilija Mitrev Penusliski, Martins Paparinskis, and John Gaffney invite you to contribute to a Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120, www.transnational-dispute-management.com) Special Issue on the "Modernisation of the…


Added by OGEL Journal on July 24, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Call for papers for on the legal aspects of the “Social Licence to Operate"

Dear Goxi members,

I would like to draw your attention to the attached call for papers for the special issue of Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL, https://www.ogel.org/) on the legal aspects of the “Social Licence to Operate (SLO) in the Extractive and Energy Sectors” to be edited by Dr. Jędrzej Górski, Ms Gokce Mete and Hon. Christine Trenorden, available at:…


Added by Gokce Mete on July 24, 2018 at 13:09 — No Comments

Bettercoal launches revised Assurance System for responsible Coal Mining

London, 23 July 2018 – Bettercoal launched today its fully revised Assurance System which supports the delivery of the Bettercoal Standard. This is based on the Bettercoal Code which assesses the performance of coal mining companies and is designed to foster a…


Added by Irena Popa-Antohi on July 23, 2018 at 16:26 — No Comments

Why the EITI does not stop at recommending contract transparency

This blog first appeared in the EITI blogs platform on 23 July 2018 in English and Spanish.

Transparency of contractual terms is important but to understand if the right tax is coming in, you…


Added by Jaqueline Terrel on July 23, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

IGF Guidance on Local Content Policies for the mining sector released!

We are pleased to announce the release of IGF Guidance on Local Content Policies for the mining sector! 

The document sets out a step-by-step approach to help the decision-making process regarding the design of local content policies to encourage:

(i) Local procurement of goods and services

(ii) Direct employment of locals or disadvantaged persons

(iii) Downstream linkages (i.e., processing of extracted…


Added by Isabelle Ramdoo on July 19, 2018 at 17:20 — No Comments

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