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Reminder: March 2015 Course on Managing Impacts, Johannesburg

Register Now for Training on Managing Community Impacts

 GOXI event link: http://goxi.org/events/certificate-programme-in-community-relations-practice-in-the-5

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  • Resettlement
  • Artisanal and small-scale mining
  • Land acquisition
  • Local employment and…
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Added by Synergy Global on February 4, 2015 at 9:41 — No Comments

"After Us, the Deluge": Oil Windfalls, State Elites and the Elusive Quest for Economic Diversification in Azerbaijan

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…

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Added by Farid Guliyev on February 3, 2015 at 16:54 — No Comments

Trinidad and Tobago EITI Compliant

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. 

Added by Victor Hart on February 2, 2015 at 22:07 — 1 Comment

Much left to do on mining transparency in DR Congo

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that despite DRC much vaunted decision to publish all mining contracts, in reality dozens of these documents remain unpublished.…

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Added by Colin Robertson on February 2, 2015 at 13:43 — No Comments

Cameroon mining sector is evolving

Cameroon mining sector is evolving

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Added by EITI on February 2, 2015 at 12:56 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: January 30, 2015



A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

A new ICMM report shows that, of the 35 countries most dependent on mining, all but Australia and Korea are developing countries. The report also notes that "the…

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Added by GOXI on January 31, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Togo: EITI Report highlights some key priorities for the new mining code

Togo: EITI Report highlights some key priorities for the new mining code…

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Added by EITI on February 2, 2015 at 12:45 — No Comments

Oil increases revenues in Niger

Oil increases revenues in Niger

With plummeting commodity…
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Added by EITI on January 30, 2015 at 13:43 — No Comments

Nigeria's Election: A Referendum on Resource Governance? By Dauda Garuba

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…

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Added by Dauda Garuba on January 29, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

OGEL 1 (2015) - Natural Gas Developments: An International and Challenging Legal Framework

The first issue of 2015 is our special on "Natural Gas Developments: An International and Challenging Legal Framework". Historically natural gas was not always a welcomed discovery. This has now changed and where the natural gas deposits are significant enough to justify investments, the deposits are welcome. However, the regulatory and contractual treatment of natural gas typically differs from that of oil. This special is going to explore some of these differences.

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Added by OGEL Journal on January 28, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Burkina Faso’s EITI Report raises questions about bidding process under former regime

Burkina Faso’s EITI Report raises questions about bidding process under former regime

The signature bonuses paid were not foreseen in the fiscal code.

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Added by EITI on January 27, 2015 at 13:39 — No Comments

Mining makes a large – and growing – contribution to emerging economies

A new ICMM report provides a comprehensive picture of how important mining is to economies across the world, with evidence that the mining and metals industry makes its most significant contribution in the most impoverished regions of the world.

The role of mining in national economies builds an understanding of the scope, scale, impact and potential of the industry to spur growth and development. Using ICMM’s original…

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Added by ICMM on January 26, 2015 at 18:52 — No Comments

Eye on Malawi's EITI: Signing up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative - Mining Review (January 2015)

The following piece “Eye on Malawi's EITI: Signing up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative”, written by Rachel Etter (who is also editor of www.mininginmalawi.com), was initially published in Malawi’s Mining Review Issue Number 21 2015 that is circulating this January 2015.

The full edition can be read here: Mining…

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Added by Rachel Etter-Phoya on January 22, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Republic of the Congo’s parliament using EITI Reports to approve state budget

Republic of the Congo’s parliament using EITI Reports to approve state budget

Oversight over government and state-owned enterprise is tightening.

Oil continues to dominate the state income – perhaps the reason why scrutiny is…

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Added by EITI on January 22, 2015 at 10:59 — No Comments

Outcome Report of Roundtable on Governing Natural Resources

In November 2014, CCSI convened a one-day roundtable focused on lessons learned from good governance initiatives for extractive industry investments and large land-based agricultural investments. The roundtable brought together a range of stakeholders working on extractive industry investments and/or land-based forestry and agricultural investments, including representatives from civil society, government, academia, and the private sector. CCSI has published an …

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Added by Nicolas Maennling on January 22, 2015 at 5:00 — No Comments

The Socio-Economic Contribution of Responsible Gold Mining

Sunday, March 1

3:30-4:25

Room 803, Metro Toronto Convention Centre



Organizer: World Gold Council and Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals Metals and Sustainable Development



In 2013 and again in 2014, the World Gold Council published…

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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on January 21, 2015 at 23:30 — No Comments

Diagnosing corruption risks in mining sector licencing

Hi all,

I'm working on a small research project for IM4DC and Transparency International to construct a diagnostic framework for civil society on corruption risks in the award of mining permits, licences and contracts. We hope that it will form the blueprint for research in multiple countries as part of Phase 1 of a planned TI programme on prevention of corruption in mining sector licencing.

Material from several GOXIans and supporting organisations has been useful, as well as…

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Added by Alan Wolfe on January 20, 2015 at 7:39 — No Comments

Shared Value in Extractives and the Advantages of Local Procurement Initiatives over Traditional Community Investment

I lead a venture called Mining Shared Value, which is supported by Engineers Without Borders Canada. We work to promote local procurement by the global mining industry in order to improve the economic and social impacts of mineral extraction in developing regions.



Looking at the name of our initiative, one would guess correctly that we were excited upon the release of Extracting with Purpose:…

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Added by Jeff Geipel on January 19, 2015 at 23:12 — No Comments

Fresh on eiti.org: DR Congo leads the way in disclosing owners of companies

DR Congo leads the way in disclosing owners of companies…

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Added by EITI on January 19, 2015 at 14:34 — No Comments

ICMM to launch public consultation on updated Indigenous Peoples & Mining Good Practice Guide on 30 January

Watch this space! We will be opening the public consultation period on ICMM's updated Indigenous Peoples and Mining Good Practice Guide on 30 January for 6 weeks. See more detailed information below: 

ICMM would like to invite interested organizations and individuals to provide comments on the updated text of its 2010 Indigenous Peoples and Mining Good…

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Added by Eva Kirch on January 14, 2015 at 18:16 — No Comments

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