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New Publications on East Africa oil and gas and Chinese mining investments in Latin America.

Here go links to two of my recent publications. 


East Africa Oil and Gas: Silver Bullet or Complex Remedy.


East Africa discovered large reserves of oil and natural gas that are expected to largely contribute to economic growth in the…


Added by Patricia I. Vasquez on March 21, 2019 at 21:46 — No Comments

The Pure Water People Parable

Note: This is an excerpt from the Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies, and Conflict Free Diamonds. It was originally published …


Added by Marc Choyt on March 19, 2019 at 23:03 — No Comments

VACANCY: Project Director - Commercially Viable, Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project

Job Title: Project Director - Commercially Viable, Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project

Employer: Levin Sources

Location: Cambridge, UK preferred

Contract: Full or part-time applications invited. Fixed-term/Project-based. Note: The contract for this role is subject to project continuation.

Remuneration: Up to GBP £80,000…


Added by Levin Sources on March 19, 2019 at 16:24 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI March 18, 2019

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…


Added by GOXI on March 19, 2019 at 7:00 — No Comments

Call for Expressions of Interest - World Bank Global Initiative on Contract Transparency in Mining

World Bank is seeking International Non-Governmental Organization(s) (NGO’s) with interventions designed to support the governance of the mining sector, by…


Added by GOXI on March 18, 2019 at 23:30 — No Comments

Elaboration d'un cadre national de réinstallation par le Gouvernement guinéen pour la prévention des conflits

Au fur et à mesure que les projets relatifs aux mines, à l'énergie, aux infrastructures et à l'agriculture s’étendent, ils empiètent lentement sur les collectivités existantes. C'est pourquoi nous entendons de plus en plus souvent parler de " déplacement involontaire " et de " réinstallation " lors de l'élaboration des projets. Ces termes sont souvent associés à de graves implications pour les personnes affectées et les entreprises responsables de tels impacts. C'est la raison pour laquelle…


Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on March 18, 2019 at 18:23 — No Comments

Mark Robinson: My vision for the EITI

This blog is based on introductory remarks delivered by EITI Executive Director Mark Robinson, to the 42nd EITI Board in Kyiv. He lays out his reflections since he took up his role in November and offers his vision for the organisation moving forward. 

As I reach the 100-day mark since I stepped into my position as EITI…


Added by EITI on March 18, 2019 at 11:40 — No Comments

India: Minerals are a Shared Inheritance

India’s National Mineral Policy 2019 says: “natural resources, including minerals, are a shared inheritance where the state is the trustee on behalf of the people to ensure that future generations receive the benefit of inheritance. State Governments will endeavour to ensure that the full value of the extracted minerals is received by the State.” 

This is acknowledgement that (i) future generations…


Added by Rahul Basu on March 16, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

CEPMLP, University of Dundee, UK, Job Advert: Extractives Hub Project Manager

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our team within CEPMLP, to manage the Extractives Hub Project.

The Extractives Hub is the only online platform designed exclusively for governments in the extractives sector. The extractive industry consists of any operations that remove metals, mineral and aggregates from the earth. Examples of…


Added by daniel gilbert on March 15, 2019 at 23:27 — No Comments

Artisanal Gold Council hiring in Mongolia and the Philippines - 11 positions

The Artisanal Gold Council is hiring for project positions based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Manila, Philippines. The project is the GEF funded Global Opportunities for Long-term Development in the Artisanal and…


Added by Artisanal Gold Council on March 14, 2019 at 22:42 — No Comments

The road from Kyiv to Paris

Authored by Sam Bartlett

What next for strengthening implementation of the EITI Standard?

The EITI’s 42nd Board meeting was held in Kyiv, Ukraine on 27-28 February 2019. As has been widely reported, the…


Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:14 — No Comments

Ukraine’s revolution against corruption and hidden ownership

Authored by Ines Schjolberg Marques and Indra Thévoz

Four lessons learned from the journey towards beneficial ownership transparency in Ukraine

Considering Ukraine’s pioneering efforts on extractives transparency, it is hardly surprising that Kyiv was chosen to host the …


Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:10 — No Comments

The EITI’s quiet revolution

Authored by Sam Bartlett

On the eve of the 42nd EITI Board Meeting in Kyiv, EITI Ukraine hosted a roundtable on the EITI’s transition from a focus on EITI reporting toward encouraging systematic disclosure

A …


Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:05 — No Comments

Shaping a more gender-inclusive extractives sector

It is no secret that the extractive industries are a male-dominated sector. Evidence suggests that while the benefits of extractive industry projects are enjoyed primarily by men, it is women who bear…


Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Tricky but crucial – Assessing civic space in extractives

Authored by Lyydia Kilpi

It is no secret that civic space is shrinking worldwide, including in some of the EITI’s 52 member states. Guaranteeing civil society’s free and active engagement in extractives governance is a fundamental part of the EITI process. Civil society is one of the three constituencies that sit on…


Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Building on Kyiv: Next steps for gender and resource governance

Authored by Rebecca Iwerks

Rebecca Iwerks is the Director of Capacity Development at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and works to develop curriculum to help actors translate research into effective policy change.

The changes to the EITI Standard approved by the EITI Board in Kyiv last week represent a significant step towards making natural resource governance more gender-inclusive. The EITI’s 52 member states are now required to…


Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Identifying and Clarifying Environmental Policy Best Practices for the Mining Industry–A Systematic Review

Gold mining has for several decades contributed to the socio-economic development of many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it has also caused considerable environmental damage and human health concerns in mining communities. However, despite the extensive proliferation of policies and programs aimed at addressing the adverse environmental impact of mining, limited attention has so far been paid to identifying what might constitute environmental policy best practices across…


Added by Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu on March 14, 2019 at 15:19 — No Comments

We are hiring staff for Burkina Faso!

*** French follows ***

If you have experience and interest in rural development, project management, support to small enterprises, mining technical and environmental aspects, administration and accounting, communication for development, we may have job opportunities for you!…


Added by Yves Bertran Alvarez on March 14, 2019 at 14:58 — No Comments

Revisiting Corruption Risks in Mining Award Process: A MACRA Tool Approach

Globally, the extractive sector can be a source of livelihood for local people, supports regional development, and helps to boost national economies. However, the sector does have serious institutional and behavioural weaknesses. It is the poorest people, living in the mining areas, who are particularly vulnerable when the mining sector and their governments fail them.  

A number of organisations have grown in recent years to tackle corruption at every stage of the mining value chain.…


Added by Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie on March 14, 2019 at 4:33 — 2 Comments

Projektmanager (m/w/d) "Integrierte wirtschaftliche Entwicklung im Rohstoffsektor" - Mauretanien

Als Bundesunternehmen unterstützt die GIZ die Bundesregierung dabei, ihre Ziele in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit für nachhaltige Entwicklung zu erreichen.

Wir suchen für den Standort Nouakchott/Mauretanien eine/n

Projektmanager (m/w/d) "Integrierte wirtschaftliche Entwicklung im Rohstoffsektor"



Added by Andreas Fiorino on March 13, 2019 at 14:38 — No Comments

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