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A NGO’s View of the ESDM Performance

By Ian Wollff*

The article is originally featured in the Coal Asia Magazine, January 25 – February 25, 2018


Many mining industry related seminars and publications provide the miners outlook on the Indonesian exploration and mining sector. Newspapers and mass media sometimes follow some popular trend, often just to boost their own ratings. A recent NGO seminar provided…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on February 13, 2018 at 10:40 — No Comments

Indonesia's Watchdog Warns the Gov of Indonesia of the Rise of Coal Price

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia asks The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to be cautious of the rise of coal prices in 2018 which is believed to keep soaring. This rise will lead to massive coal exploitation, while the government supervision and company compliance in some regions is still poor and need to be improved.

PWYP Indonesia’s mining governance researcher, Rizky Ananda stated that the industries will use the momentum of price increase to boost production. It’s…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on February 5, 2018 at 13:42 — No Comments

Indigenous People in The Midst of Extractive Industries’ Domination

Indigenous peoples, especially those living in around forests and hinterland areas, often receive direct impacts from extractive industry activities, particularly in terms of social and environmental impacts. It is not infrequent that the needs and activities of extractive industries, such as mining, plantation, and industrial plantation forest, have shifted and even reduced local community’s governance territory.

The book “Indigenous Peoples in the Midst of Extractive Industries’…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on October 10, 2017 at 5:45 — No Comments

Extractive Industry, Policy Innovations and Civil Society Movement in Southeast Asia: An Introduction

Good governance in extractive industries (EI) and natural resources has played an important role in development, particularly for economic and social welfare. A lack of good governance can potentially lead to asymmetric information, high economic costs, and corruption. It also has critical impact on environmental damage, social conflict, and can even potentially fuel human right violations. This is particularly true in the case of EI, which mostly deals with un-renewable resources that are…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on September 18, 2017 at 8:41 — No Comments

New Report by PWYP Indonesia & KPK: Administration of Coal Permit under Coordination & Supervision of KPK

Recently we launched our report on the administration of coal mining permit in Indonesia, result of rigorous teamwork between Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia and KPK. The report depicts the chaotic state of coal mining permit, the efforts taken by the government to unravel the problems also a little improvement…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on August 7, 2017 at 6:31 — No Comments

Government of Indonesia Urged to Comply with Its Own Policy on the Restriction and Reduction of Coal Production

JAKARTA - Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is urged to utterly implement the policy on the restriction and reduction of coal production on 400 million tons by 2019. Such policies are the mandate of the National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJM) 2015-2019 and the General Planning of National Energy (known as RUEN).


The coordinator of National Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM), Merah Johansyah Ismail said that his side…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on July 25, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

EITI and the Improvement of Transparency Quality of Extractive Industries in Indonesia

JAKARTA – Coalition of Publish What You Pay Indonesia appreciated the issuance of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Report for fiscal year of 2014 and roadmap of beneficial ownership as well as portal of Extractive Industries (EI) Openness in Indonesia by Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. These are part of the commitments of Government of Indonesia with the support and participation of multi stakeholder, both the industry and civil…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on June 2, 2017 at 7:23 — No Comments

Why Mandatory Disclosures Matter for Indonesia?

The global transparency wave has reached Indonesia. Initiatives such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) are bringing more transparency to Indonesia and the mandatory disclosures laws of the EU have led to more data on extractive activities in Indonesia becoming available.

But the oil, mining and gas industries are still among the most corrupt sectors and accessing relevant data on the amount of production, marketing, shipment and payment of taxes and other…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on May 17, 2017 at 5:52 — No Comments

The Roadmap of Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Indonesia

The roadmap of beneficial ownership (BO) transparency in Indonesia was published by the Secretariat of EITI Indonesia last January to comply with the 2016 EITI Standard. The roadmap consists of three big stages of the implementation of BO transparency. First, defining BO in the Indonesian context in 2017, including definition of BO, level of data disclosure, data management and data collection. Second, developing institutional framework and regulation in 2018. Lastly, disclosing beneficial…

Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on April 11, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

Watchdog Urged Gov of Indonesia to Resolve Mining Non-Tax Revenue Arrears

Jakarta-Publish What You Pay Indonesia supports Directorate General (DG) of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to crack down mining companies which would not pay off the non-tax revenue arrears, either mining permits holder, Coal Contract of Work, and Contract of Work. MEMR is urged to be bold to impose special treatment, such as formulation of the black list of company, business permit revocation, and law enforcement.

National Coordinator of PWYP Indonesia,…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on March 20, 2017 at 11:47 — No Comments

Watchdog Urged Freeport to Respect Indonesia Regulation

The deadlock of renegotiation between Government of Indonesia and PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) to reach an agreement regarding the adjustment toward Indonesia regulations (2009 Mining Law), particularly on the export permit of concentrate, the switch of Contract of Work (KK) into Special Mining Permit (IUPK), provision of tax (prevailing vs nail down), and divestment provision, will be likely settled through dispute settlement mechanism in the International…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on February 28, 2017 at 7:25 — No Comments

Calling Government of Indonesia to Select National Oil Company's CEO in Transparent Manner

Civil society coalition for energy and extractive industry governance reform, Publish What You Pay Indonesia, urged the government to select Pertamina’s President Director in transparent, credible, and independent manner. It’s to ensure the continuity of oil and gas governance reform in order to ensure energy security as well as encourage Pertamina to become a world-class oil and gas company.


Fabby Tumiwa, Director of Institute for Essential Service Reform said that it’s…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on February 13, 2017 at 12:11 — No Comments

As the Opportunity Arises, the Local Government in Indonesia are Encouraged to Take the Participating Interest

Recently, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resource of Indonesia issued Ministerial Regulation Number 37 Year 2016 concerning the Provision Deals of Participating Interest (PI) 10% on the Oil and Gas Block. Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia assesses that the regulation has big potential to reduce rent seeking in the PI management in the oil and gas industry by prioritizing Region Owned Enterprise (BUMD) which’s fully owned by the local government or other companies whose at least 99%…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on January 31, 2017 at 12:44 — No Comments

Sign on the Petition: Mr President Jokowi, Stop Export Raw Mineral!

As featured in the blog of PWYP, massive and irresponsible mining exploitation in Indonesia cost the country huge environmental destruction as well as people lives. To encourage the development of downstream industry and control the on-going exploration as well, the government has issued export ban on raw mineral yet allowed export on the concentrate up to 12 January 2017.

It's still two days…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on January 10, 2017 at 9:48 — No Comments

Beneficial Ownership Transparency, State Revenue, and EITI

Entitled “Beneficial Ownership Transparency, State Revenue, and EITI”, the policy brief captures how the absence of beneficial ownership transparency affect Indonesia state revenue in massive way. And the current initiative, EITI, aims to address the gap by promoting beneficial ownership in the extractive industries. 

Approximately IDR 1,387 trillion (at least $100 billion) financial benefit flew from oil, gas, mineral and coal sector that were enjoyed by thousand of corporate (Badan…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on November 25, 2016 at 11:59 — No Comments

How PWYP-Indonesia is Turning Extractives Transparency into Accountability

This blog was initially posted on the PWYP US website. It was written by Meliana Lumbantoruan, Research and Knowledge Manager in Publish What You Pay Indonesia.

The Importance of Project by Project Disclosure

Indonesia’s vast natural resources wealth includes oil, gas, bauxite, silver, and gold. Indonesia is the world’s second largest tin producer, and one of the top five producers of copper and nickel. The extractives sector plays an…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on November 11, 2016 at 12:20 — No Comments

Open Mining: From Extractive Data Disclosure to Citizen Empowerment

This blog was also posted on the Open Government Partnership website. It was written by Rizky Ananda Wulan Sapta Rini, Program Manager for Openness and Extractive Governance in Publish What You Pay Indonesia.

“I lived next to a mining operation for years. But I don’t know exactly the (authorized) location of that mining concession. Mining revenue? The local government never informed us about that.…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on October 17, 2016 at 5:00 — No Comments

Transparency of Extractive Industries Toward Spatial Transparency

International Open Data Conference 2016 has just finished. And again, transparency of land use is being highlighted. On this light, we'd like to re-share our research study on spatial transparency of extractive industry in West Kalimantan Province, conducted by Swandiri Institute and Publish What You Pay Indonesia in 2014. Big findings include overlapping among the same commodity concession as well as between different concession. 

This report consists of five sections. First…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on October 10, 2016 at 9:33 — No Comments

ASEAN Coal Trend: Challenges and Opportunities on facing ASEAN Economic Community

ASEAN energy consumption is projected to rise because of the significant growth of economy and population in the region. Coal use continuously increase as a replacement for oil and natural gas. ASEAN plays significant roles in coal consumption and production in Asia Pacific.

On this regard, Publish What You Pay Indonesia published "ASEAN Coal Trend: Challenges and Opportunities on facing ASEAN Economic Community". Using the value chain approach, coal producer countries in ASEAN will…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on September 2, 2016 at 5:50 — No Comments

Plagued with Problems: Mining Governance Update

Mining governance in Indonesia continues to be an issue effecting the environment and the economy. These issues stem directly from a total lack of transparency and accountability in the industry. Systemic corruption is a further challenge in need of tackling.

A main issue in the industry is the careless way that mining permits are issued. In 2014, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry estimated that over half of all mining licenses issued since the enactment of the Mineral and…


Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on August 24, 2016 at 10:09 — No Comments


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