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Wind at SEC’s back on long overdue oil transparency rule

Wind at SEC’s back on long overdue oil transparency rule


Added by Isabel Munilla on October 13, 2015 at 19:20 — No Comments

An Open Data Concession Map of the World – Part I, Sub-Saharan Africa

For the past year, OpenOil has collected oil concession data from all continents as a contribution to what we believe holds the potential to revolutionise natural resource management across the globe: an open data framework around the extractive industries. Today, we are pleased to announce its next evolution – the first open oil concession…


Added by Anton Rühling on October 14, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Mineral Rush : A Rough Road for Afghanistan




Mineral Rush :  A Rough Road for Afghanistan

Gemstone extraction has thousands of years of history in Afghanistan. The charming lapis lazuli was extracted 6500 years ago and it has decorated the thrones and statues of Pharoes. Lapis dust was also used as…


Added by Javed Noorani on October 16, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

A request made to fellow GOXians

Hi, Everyone

As a simple member of the GOXI community, please could I make the following request of everyone contributing to this forum:  please provide basic geographical information.  

Geographical context is vital if there is going to be any shared understanding, e.g. (& please note that these are made-up examples):

"The National Petroleum Commission said ...." leads to the obvious question: the National Petroleum Commission of which country?  Ditto the "National…


Added by daniel gilbert on October 18, 2015 at 23:30 — 3 Comments

New Paper:Synergising and optimising mineral infrastructure in regional development strategies

We are pleased to share our latest publication, done with the E15 Initiative on mineral infrastructure and regional development. It is available here http://ecdpm.org/wp-content/uploads/Synergising-Optimising-Mineral-Infrastructure-E15-Ramdoo-October-2015-ECDPM.pdf 

Added by Isabelle Ramdoo on October 17, 2015 at 16:50 — 2 Comments

Landmark decision by Sami people to say no to gold mine in Norway

In September the municipality of Kautokeino in Northern Norway’s Finnmark county suspended discussions about whether or not to open a gold mine in the area for the next four years. Those who opposed the mine are breathing a sigh of relief, but a lot of work remains to be done in the next four years to clarify rights, procedures and expectations, if the conflict is not going to emerge again.


The municipality has twice rejected proposals by Swedish mining company…


Added by Emma Wilson on October 12, 2015 at 17:33 — No Comments

Shared value should be a strategy for specific situations, not dogma

This article featuring examples from the mining industry was originally featured on 5 October 2015 by the Shared Value Initiative 

Shared value as a concept continues its dramatic rise in popularity across the worlds of business and international development. The Australian government recently released a …


Added by Jeff Geipel on October 11, 2015 at 22:47 — No Comments

IMF's Open FARI Model Release an Important First Step

Today, the International Monetary Fund released its model for evaluating and designing oil and mining deals in resource-rich countries. NRGI welcomes the move. With growing availability of open data on extractives and a growing community of users of such models, it’s an important step toward bettering public scrutiny and understanding of resource deals and the flow of revenues.

Last year, NRGI …


Added by David Mihalyi on October 10, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

What happens when you can search 30 million words of oil contracts?

First posted by Johnny West on OpenOil.net

OpenOil today releases the fourth version of the contracts repository. As my colleague Anton Rühling, writes, there are another 83 contracts, from 29 countries, and some interesting material around the…


Added by Anton Rühling on October 8, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Core Petrobras Field tops new entrants to the repository, now 800 contracts strong

It’s almost been a year since we have first launched the OpenOil contracts repository and we are happy to today announce our fourth update: 83 new full-text agreements, including new host government contracts from countries such as …


Added by Anton Rühling on October 8, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

New Book Available - Mountain Movers: Mining, sustainability and the agents of change

Dear GOXI Colleagues,

I am delighted to share with you news about the publication of my new book, Mountain Movers: Mining, sustainability and the agents of change.

In the book I seek to find out how far the mining industry has come in addressing sustainability by speaking to the people, both inside and outside the industry, who have worked to affect change.

I had the privilege of…


Added by Daniel Franks on October 8, 2015 at 7:18 — No Comments

Strengthening systems and informing policy around the world

How EITI implementing countries see the results of their processes.…


Added by EITI on October 7, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

New report on evidence for EITI and other multi-stakeholder initiatives

Dear all,

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative just released a new report on the evidence of effectiveness and impact for OGP and several other Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives (EITI, COST, GIFT, Open Contracting).

The report was authored by Brandon Brockmyer and Jonathan Fox and reviews the available evidence related to these initiatives, discussing emerging lessons and remaining knowledge gaps.


Please find the report…


Added by Brendan Halloran on October 7, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Theatrical Antics, Rural Radio and a Cyanide Spill in Guinea

Theatrical Antics, Rural Radio and a Cyanide Spill in Guinea…


Added by Lien De Brouckere on October 7, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Local Content Frameworks in Latin America

Local content is a thematic broadly discussed between most of oil, gas and mining countries. However, this discussion among most of Latin American countries remains weak. For this reason, Grupo FARO (Ecuador) is currently developing a research on local content frameworks in Latin America. As a first step we have developed a document that describes the research and its main objectives (attached). The project is part of the Evidence and Lessons From Latin America - ELLA (…


Added by Juan Herrera on October 5, 2015 at 19:37 — 1 Comment

Unpacking local content requirements in the extractive sector

Developing countries are placing an increasing emphasis on the need to derive more benefits from their resource wealth. To do so, a series of reforms have been undertaken to capture more gains from extractive resources. These include, among others, industrial policies to foster better sourcing of local content and job creation, fiscal reforms, and more collaborative partnerships with the extractive industry.

Based on experts discussions within the context of the E15…


Added by Isabelle Ramdoo on October 4, 2015 at 15:57 — No Comments

New research out: Resource-based industrialization in Africa: Optimising linkages and value chains

Industrialisation is key to Africa’s economic transformation. The key question therefore is not whether countries should conduct industrial policies but rather how to implement policies in an efficient and pragmatic way. Successful resource-based industrialisation depends on how countries and regions optimise different forms of linkages within and outside the extractive sector. Private-led initiatives and collaborative partnerships are essential.

Our latest research addresses the key…


Added by Isabelle Ramdoo on October 4, 2015 at 15:52 — 1 Comment

Delivering the promise (II): Macroeconomic choices and natural resource revenues in West Africa

Some considerations on the options available to resource rich West African countries to turn extractive revenues into human development outcomes.…


Added by pietro toigo on September 30, 2015 at 20:05 — No Comments

Tome una acción significativa para el desarrollo: ¡cámbiese a nuevos anillos de boda!

publicado originalmente aqui: http://www.responsiblemines.org/es/blogs/entry/nuevos-anillos-boda

Cuando se mira de cerca el costo ambiental de la extracción de oro y se compara con su utilidad, se concluye que es mejor dejar el mineral en la tierra y usar oro reciclado o un mineral alternativo cuando sea posible.

La minería es esencial para nuestras vidas. No hay desarrollo económico sin…


Added by patrick schein on September 29, 2015 at 14:22 — No Comments

Take significant action for development: switch to new wedding rings!

Originally published here: http://www.responsiblemines.org/en/blogs/entry/switch-new-wedding-rings

When you have a closer look at the environmental cost of gold extraction and balance it with its usefulness, you conclude that you would rather leave it in the earth’s crust and use recycled gold or an alternative metal when possible.

Mining is essential to our lives. There is no economic…


Added by patrick schein on September 21, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

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