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Leveraging Artisanal And Small Scale Gold Mining

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on July 9, 2018 at 7:14 — No Comments

Publish What You Pay UK welcomes renewed UK Government commitment to extractives transparency

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) UK has welcomed the conclusions of the UK Government’s Post-Implementation Review (PIR) of initial reporting by oil, gas and mining companies under the UK’s Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014, which implement EU Accounting Directive chapter 10.

The UK Government’s review report, published by the Department…

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Added by Miles Litvinoff on July 5, 2018 at 9:33 — No Comments

Launch of PWYP Indonesia & Anti-Corruption Commission's Report on Monitoring Mining Sector in Indonesia

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia has launched a report, entitled Coordination and Supervision on Mineral and Coal Mining Sector. Resulted from rigorous collaborative work with Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK), this report summarizes the findings, follow-ups, and achievements of KPK’s led initiative, namely Coordination and Supervision in mineral and coal mining…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on July 4, 2018 at 14:51 — No Comments

Lessons From Parly Report On Missing Billions From Diamond Revenue

This article was originally featured in the Business Weekly

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Led by Honourable Themba Mliswa, the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy (PPCME) produced a report on its findings and recommendations concerning the allegedly missing $15 billion Marange diamond revenue.

Although…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on July 4, 2018 at 13:27 — No Comments

Address by EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt on contract transparency

The below is based on a speech given by Fredrik Reinfeldt, Chair of the EITI, at the EITI Board meeting side event on contract transparency in Berlin June 2018. 

In 2013, the EITI Standard started to encourage contracts to be disclosed. Contracts, it is worth reminding ourselves, are legal documents that governments enter into on behalf of their people. Experience has shown that in many cases, in particular in countries…

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Added by EITI on June 29, 2018 at 13:57 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: July 2, 2018

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on July 2, 2018 at 23:30 — No Comments

Natural resource governance - News round-up for June

A semi-regular round-up of some of the latest news re: the extractive sector and transparency. You can also read the post, with images and GIFs, here.

In case you missed it…

  • An investigation by Finance Uncovered…
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Added by Alice Powell on June 28, 2018 at 16:06 — No Comments

Q&A with Rio Tinto

Q&A with Rio Tinto: the first mining company to adopt contract transparency policy

Mining giant Rio Tinto was the first major mining companies to announce that they will support the public disclosure by countries of their mining contracts and licenses. By coming out in favour of contract transparency, the company is joining ranks with Total, as well as smaller oil companies Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil. In a statement, EITI Chair, Fredrik Reinfeldt “welcomed…

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Added by EITI on June 27, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Colombia is first country in the Americas to reach the highest level of progress in implementing the EITI Standard

EITI-Colombia has published verified revenue information, shone a light on revenue distribution to regions and started to tackle challenges in environmental regulations.

Colombia was assessed today as the first country in the Americas to meet all the requirements of the EITI Standard. The EITI Board reached that decision in its meeting in Berlin today. The Board found that Colombia had demonstrated satisfactory progress in all requirements of the EITI Standard.

Fredrik…

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Added by EITI on June 29, 2018 at 13:47 — No Comments

The Netherlands joins the EITI

The EITI Board today approved the Netherlands’ application to join the EITI.

The Netherlands has been closely involved with the EITI since its inception, and has now made the transition to being both a ‘supporting’ and ‘implementing’ country.

The Netherlands’ admission to the EITI is timely, as it faces changing circumstances in its gas sector. The Groningen gas field in the north-east was discovered in 1959, and is one of the largest gas fields in the world. The…

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Added by EITI on June 29, 2018 at 13:49 — No Comments

Levin Sources' Victoria Gronwald on Gender Mainstreaming in the Kimberley Process at European Development Days 2018

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is the global community’s joint response to eliminate trade in 'conflict diamonds'. It brings together governments, civil society and industry. As the Kimberley Process Chair in 2018, the EU strives to ensure that the Process remains a unique tool for conflict prevention and fit for purpose in a changing world.

In support…

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Added by Levin Sources on June 26, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

UK-based extractive company reports on payments to governments / paiements aux gouvernements / informes de pago a los gobiernos

Publish What You Pay UK’s short practical multilingual guide to accessing 90 UK-based extractive companies’ payments to governments reports is available now in English, …

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Added by Miles Litvinoff on June 26, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Launch of PWYP's EITI guide for Civil society

On 21 June 2018 Publish What You Pay is launching a new guide for civil society organisations: Achieving Integrity in Oil, Gas and Mining - Leveraging the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative for reform in oil, gas and mining governance”.

This…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on June 21, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Mutoko Warms Up To Africa Mining Vision

Concerned that the community in Mutoko is unhinged from the main economic activity in their locality, black granite mining, Mutoko Rural District Council (MRDC) supported by The Civic Forum on Human Development (CFHD), Silveira House and Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) organised a district alternative mining indaba. The indaba was held at Nyamakwere hotel, Mutoko centre from 13 to 15 June 2018.

Participants comprised of mining affected communities, Community Based…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on June 18, 2018 at 18:02 — No Comments

Africa's Taxing Matters: Why Resource Rich Countries Must Up Their Game

Africa Progress Panel report puts it simply: ''If Africa is so resource-rich, why are its people not better educated, its children well-nourished and its adults longer-lived?'' The decades old question remains spot-on today as yesterday.

Africa’s subsoil is rich enormously and will remain so, at least for some years to come. It host an estimated 30 percent of the world’s mineral reserves, and even greater share of key precious and base metals including diamond and platinum[1]. Over 9…

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Added by charles akong on June 16, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

UK Oil and Gas – negative government revenue but rosy future

North Sea production and revenues rise for the first time in three years

The United Kingdom is the world’s 22nd largest producer of oil and gas. In addition, it produces small amounts of coal, industrial materials such as kaolin and potash, and construction materials. Overall, the extractives sector contributed a gross value-added of almost USD 30 bn to the UK economy in 2016. According to the UK Office for National Statistics, 35,500 people are directly employed in the…

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Added by EITI on June 10, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Opening up ownership in Indonesia

Written by Gay Ordenes 

While preparing for the Beneficial Ownership Global Conference that the EITI organised with the government of Indonesia in Jakarta last year, I witnessed how the discussion on ownership transparency started to gain traction. The Panama leaks had sparked a global debate on ownership transparency, Indonesia was due for its …

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Added by EITI on June 15, 2018 at 14:58 — No Comments

How Good are Sovereign Wealth Funds at Investing Money Made from Natural Resources?

Governments around the world held about USD 3.7 trillion in oil, gas and mineral wealth in sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) at the end of 2016. There are many reasons why they have saved so much money. Some, like the…

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Added by Andrew Bauer on June 14, 2018 at 0:00 — No Comments

Can Petronia Avoid the Resource Curse? It’s All Up to You in a New Interactive Online Course

NRGI is proud to announce the arrival of Petronia, an interactive online course unlike any other in the resource governance field, where learners can “play” at influencing resource governance outcomes in a simulated context.

More than any other NRGI…

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Added by Max Brett on June 12, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

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