sharing in governance of extractive industries
Against a background of crashing commodity prices, mining in Africa is facing increasing pressure as governments and investors struggle over distribution of the mineral wealth lying under much of the…Continue
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Mongolia’s new government challenged by a vulnerable economy
High dependency on mineral exports means the country is hurt by lower commodity prices.…
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Madagascar EITI points to lost revenues due to mineral smuggling
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From left back row:Robin Evans, Nii Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, middle row: Seibik bugri, Yirenkye-Antwi, Front: Kwaku Treveh, Dr Gondwe and Godwin Amarh.
Leading Small Scale Miners have called on government and other stakeholders to put in place…Continue
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The Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency William Ruto, formally launched Kenya’s new online mining cadastre portal on 6th Friday 2015.
At a gala function held on the grounds of the Ministry of Mining in Nairobi, H.E. Ruto praised the new Ministry for taking the initiative in launching this new e-Government platform for effective management of Kenya’s mineral resources.
“Today we celebrate a massive reduction in bureaucracy in the Ministry of…Continue
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In order to expand on the direction provided by the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF), IGF members have identified the need for more concrete guidance on managing key issues…Continue
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Far from the buoyant football stadiums hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, civil society groups gathered in Equatorial Guinea’s main cities, Malabo and Bata, to elect their representatives to the local EITI decision making body. PWYP was present during those unprecedented elections and reports back.
The morning was long – and sweaty. The civil society activists that gathered that Saturday to elect their representatives had the privilege of being hosted by the Delegation of the Ministry…Continue
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Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (www.ogel.org) invites submissions for a special issue on "International Taxation in the Energy Sector". The guest editor for this special issue will be Dr. Knut Olsen of Dr. K. Olsen Global Tax Consultants.
It is ten years since the last special OGEL issue on taxation was published. Since then, there…Continue
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Please find linked below a Financial Times Beyond BRICs blog post written by NRGI authors. It outlines ten consequences for resource-rich countries of the current weakness in commodity prices. Please feel free to share with your networks and on social media, comment on the FT or GOXI site, and get in touch with Thomas Lassourd (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Manley (…Continue
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Despite the officially stated goal of economic diversification and the billions of petrodollars in government expenditure, Azerbaijan has made slow progress achieving non-oil growth and remains heavily dependent on oil revenues. Why have Azerbaijan’s efforts to reduce dependence on energy export revenue not borne fruit? Two factors seem crucial. First, various public investment projects, mostly on infrastructure, implemented under the banner of diversification were actually exploited…Continue
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Ms. Clare Short, EITI Chair, on 27th January 2015 announced in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, that the country had been accorded EITI Compliant Country status by the EITI Board from 23 January 2015. Trinidad and Tobago became an EITI member on 1st March 2011 and has published two EITI Reports for fiscal years 2011 and 2012 (www.tteiti.org.tt).
Victor Hart, Chair TTEITI Steering Committee.
Three Congolese NGOs, with the support of the Carter Center's mining programme, have just released an in-depth analysis of transparency in the country's mining sector. A team of researchers selected 17 mining projects and tried to access information on every aspect of these projects - tax, social, environmental, ownerships, contracts etc.
The results show that despite DRC much vaunted decision to publish all mining contracts, in reality dozens of these documents remain unpublished.…Continue
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Oil is the lifeblood of modern economy. The discourse about how oil has made or marred the destinies of nations is intrinsically linked to its governance. Sadly, the Nigerian face of that discourse is located in the epitaph of the “resource curse” – a paradox under which countries that are rich in natural resources such as oil, gas and minerals experience less economic growth and poorer development outcomes compared to those without natural resources. Proposals for solving this paradox…Continue
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