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Is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s New Mining Fiscal Regime Up to the Task?

This blog is republished with the authorization of NRGI. The original blog post was published here: https://resourcegovernance.org/blog/democratic-republic-congo-new-mining-fiscal-regime-task

The increasing use of renewable energy technology is driving major demand for minerals such as copper and cobalt, a key ingredient in electric…


Added by Thomas Lassourd on November 28, 2018 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Three Reasons to Use the U.N.'s New Extractives Tax Guide

Dear Goxians,

I encourage you to take a look at the latest U.N. extractive industry tax handbook. See a couple of comments I wrote here: 

https://resourcegovernance.org/blog/extractives-tax-handbook-vital-new-tool ;



Added by Thomas Lassourd on June 4, 2018 at 17:11 — No Comments

Black Panther and the natural resource curse

Dear colleagues,

There has been a lot of comments about the movie "Black Panther" recently. Even though fictional, the movie does remind the public about the importance of good resource management.

I would like to share two blogs from my colleague Nicola Woodroffe and myself at NRGI, on two aspects of resource governance that transpired in the movie:…


Added by Thomas Lassourd on March 26, 2018 at 23:05 — No Comments

Securing Mining Revenues: Good Practice from Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa

Dear Goxians,

The Natural Resource Governance Institute just published 3 case studies on South AfricaTanzania and …


Added by Thomas Lassourd on April 18, 2017 at 18:08 — No Comments

Saving DRC's mining code

Dear Goxians,

My colleagues and I at NRGI just published a report on DRC's mining code reform. We demonstrate that there is no need for the reform process to be stalled because of conflicting views on the fiscal regime: there is ample room for a revision of the code that would respond to concerns from investors, government officials and civil society. We share a number of recommendations to help move the reform forward.

We wrote an oped that was published in This Is Africa : …


Added by Thomas Lassourd on December 1, 2016 at 23:05 — No Comments

Transfer Pricing and Tax Base Erosion in Africa's mining sector

Dear Goxians,

I wanted to share with you an exciting news; the publication by NRGI of a report and 5 case studies (Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia) on: Preventing Tax Base Erosion in Africa: A Regional Study of Transfer Pricing Challenges in the Mining Sector.

 The researcher Alexandra Readhead and I published an oped…


Added by Thomas Lassourd on July 8, 2016 at 21:50 — No Comments

Ten consequences of low commodity prices for resource-rich countries

Dear Goxians,

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 (tlassourd@resourcegovernance.org) or David Manley (…


Added by Thomas Lassourd on February 4, 2015 at 21:04 — No Comments


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