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Biodiversity and Human Rights

Biodiversity and Human Rights

In March 2017, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment presented the…


Added by GOXI on October 4, 2017 at 0:56 — 1 Comment

Publication - The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath?

We have recently published an extensive, stakeholder-reviewed study on mining-related conflict and governance. This study is…


Added by Olga Cherepanova on September 21, 2017 at 1:52 — No Comments

"Women are less paid in the ASM sector"

So said Francis Opoku, of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) at a thematic dialogue on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) held in Accra last month.

IIED's work on small and large-scale mining in Ghana, Tanzania and Madagascar supports multi-stakeholder dialogue, promotes local voices and explores innovations that help deliver more inclusive and accountable mining sector.…


Added by IIED on September 30, 2017 at 21:16 — No Comments

Developing skills for industrialization in Africa’s extractive industries

The discovery and exploitation of oil, gas and mining usually brings in its wake high expectations of employment opportunities for countries where the resource extraction is taking place. However, there is often a mismatch between these expectations and the actual jobs that the oil, gas and mining sectors can offer. In practice, oil and gas, and to a lesser extent, mining projects in Africa often do not generate much employment locally. This is partly as a result of the capital intensive…


Added by Stephen Yeboah on September 30, 2017 at 18:22 — 4 Comments

Community liaison officers: exploring the frontline of corporate practice in the oil and gas sector

Community liaison officers - or CLOs - play a vitally important role in developing and maintaining relationships with communities living close to the sites of company operations. When their role is structured and supported well, CLOs make an essential contribution to a company’s social licence to operate. Yet in regions where regulations and institutions are weak, where there is little awareness of the corporate world, and where needs and expectations are high, these roles can be…


Added by Emma Wilson on October 3, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Can Data Driven Advocacy Change Mineral Revenue Transparency Landscape in Zimbabwe

For Zimbabweans, mineral revenue transparency reforms have proved to be a mirage.  Possibly hope evaporated with the domestic version of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), the Zimbabwe Mineral Revenue Transparency Initiative (ZMRTI) failing to take off since 2011.  Without transparency in the mining sector, it is difficult for the public to have a hard talk with government and mining companies on how their mineral…


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 3, 2017 at 6:55 — No Comments

New Resources Policy Article: Extractive industries in forest landscapes: options for synergy with REDD+

Extractive industries in forest landscapes: options for synergy with REDD+ and development of standards in the Democratic Republic of Congo…


Added by Kirsten Hund on October 2, 2017 at 18:48 — No Comments

New Publication: Toolkit for Transfer Pricing Risk Assessment for the African Mining Industry

Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) to countries with low tax rates by multinational resource enterprises is having a negative impact on domestic resource mobilization in developing countries. The loss of tax revenue that results from BEPS practices puts increasing pressure on public budgets and limits the options available to the countries concerned to finance their own development and the achievement of the SDGs.…


Added by Extractives and Development on October 2, 2017 at 10:29 — No Comments

Communique from the 1st Uganda-Tanzania CSO Convening on the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

23rd – 24th August, 2017

LAICO, Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda


We, representatives of faith-based organizations, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, local government, media and academics from Uganda, Tanzania, and international partners from Nigeria, Chad and the United States of America met on August 23- 24, 2017 in Entebbe, Uganda to share information, experiences and lessons, and deliberate on the proposed…


Added by Gilbert Makore on October 2, 2017 at 8:59 — No Comments

How Helpful or Harmful is RBZ Export Tax Incentive Scheme


Globally, the mining sector has gained notoriety for not paying its fair share of taxes to mineral rich and mineral dependant countries. African countries being the most affected. Consequently, curbing Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs), illegal and immoral but legal activities, is high on the agenda for development finance. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will forever…


Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 2, 2017 at 7:14 — No Comments

What digital solutions for resource governance are out there? - GIZ request for information

Can blockchain, bid data, aerial intelligence and other new technologies help govern mining sectors better?

GIZ is venturing into the field of digitalization for resource governance. To best design future programs we need your help in discussing these questions:

  • Who is working on this already? Any start-up, NGOs, mining corporations or governments out there developing digital solutions to challenges pertinent to resource…

Added by Janne Kaiser-Tedesco on September 27, 2017 at 11:30 — 10 Comments



Cette publication se présente comme un regard interrogateur des perspectives d’exploitation de l’uranium au Cameroun, pays qui possède de nombreux gisements.

Au vu des risques sanitaires incommensurables pour les populations locales (à partir des conséquences analysées de ce qui s’est passé au Niger…


Added by René Eric Etoga Fouda on October 1, 2017 at 8:52 — No Comments

Partnerships and Agreements in the Mining Sector: Converging Opposing Sides

My article below originally appeared on Mediators Beyond Borders International's website, and is the first in a six-part writers series on Collaboration.

What would mining look like if, instead of constant conflict with external parties – brought about by adversarial decision-making – decisions were based on collaboration? I have seen both ways of…


Added by Dr J Chris Anderson on September 21, 2017 at 17:44 — No Comments

Indigenous peoples and the extractive industries: evaluating ethical standards

International standards have evolved since the 1960s to protect the rights of indigenous peoples facing major energy and mining activities on their lands.  Businesses and investors are increasingly aware of the risks of failing to respect indigenous rights.  In a recent example, when the city of Seattle ended its contract with Wells Fargo in February 2017 in…


Added by Emma Wilson on September 18, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Chronicle of an irreversible change Togo, the miracle takes place with ITIE

Chronicle of an irreversible change

Togo, the miracle takes place with ITIE

It is irreversible marches, not because they necessarily take place in the logic proper to the context, even if there is obviously no indication that it is better, but sometimes, in difficult situations, the creative genius of man takes into account the need for change.


Thus, Togo gradually begins the path of reforms, reforms insofar as they remain a expressed need. For some, they would…


Added by Kossi Ayegnon on September 16, 2017 at 14:58 — No Comments

Extractive Industry, Policy Innovations and Civil Society Movement in Southeast Asia: An Introduction

Good governance in extractive industries (EI) and natural resources has played an important role in development, particularly for economic and social welfare. A lack of good governance can potentially lead to asymmetric information, high economic costs, and corruption. It also has critical impact on environmental damage, social conflict, and can even potentially fuel human right violations. This is particularly true in the case of EI, which mostly deals with un-renewable resources that are…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on September 18, 2017 at 8:41 — No Comments

Accounting for the Resource Curse

Last year, we sent a detailed note to the IMF & others arguing that the way governments account for mineral receipts is facilitating the resource curse. Quite simply, it is treated as revenue, instead of being a capital receipt on the sale of an asset. We argued that this is exacerbated by the…


Added by Rahul Basu on September 15, 2017 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

LONG READ: The golden practices that defy gloom

From pollution and exploitation to spoiled landscapes, artisanal and small-scale mining ASM in Ghana is mostly known for its faults. But against this backdrop of neglect and degradation, pockets of responsible practice, from land restoration to sustainable water management, quietly exist.

Ghana's ASM sector accounts for 35 per cent of the country's gold production. ASM mining employs an estimated one million people, and supports approximately 4.5 million more in the West…


Added by IIED on September 12, 2017 at 12:06 — No Comments

Time for London’s Alternative Investment Market to embrace extractives transparency

The London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) Alternative Investment Market (AIM) was launched in 1995 for smaller and growing international companies looking to raise capital for expansion. AIM describes itself as “the most successful growth market in the world”. The UK government has sung…


Added by Miles Litvinoff on September 11, 2017 at 17:47 — No Comments

Launch of new report by PWYP Australia 'Abundant Resources, Absent Data: Measuring the Openness of Australian Mining, Oil and Gas Companies on the African Continent'


PWYP Australia is launching it's new report ‘Abundant Resources, Absent Data: Measuring the Openness of Australian Listed Mining, Oil and Gas Companies on the African Continent.’ 

Australian companies have a long history in extractives,…


Added by Jessie Cato on September 6, 2017 at 7:49 — No Comments

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