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Fiscal Sustainability in Mongolia

The Mongolian government recently announced a USD 5.5 billion bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other development partners, including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the governments of Japan and South Korea. In return, Mongolia approved a limited and revenue-focused set of reforms. Budget amendments passed in April included increases in personal income tax rates, increases in fuel, alcohol and tobacco taxes, and a public service wage…


Added by David Mihalyi on August 22, 2017 at 15:58 — No Comments

Blended Course in Revenue Management for Eurasia


Online phase: September 25- October 25

Residential phase:November 25- December 05

Final Assignment due on: February 10


Khazar University, Baku


September 15 

Amid the collapse in global commodity prices, oil, gas and mineral-rich states in Eurasia have to adjust to the new realities of slow economic growth and declining fiscal revenues. The authorities in these states had to revise…


Added by Nazaket Azimli on August 22, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Special Section of Viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16

Introduction to workshop viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16 

  • This collection of short papers share viewpoints on the theme of Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2017.06.008
  • It is the output of a workshop by the same…

Added by James McQuilken on August 22, 2017 at 12:37 — No Comments

Mining Revenue Taskforce launched in Guinea!

On Wednesday 16th of August the Mining Revenue Taskforce was launched with the signing by the Ministers for Mining, Economy and Budget. All three ministries have agreed to share data on mining companies and associated revenues in order to improve compliance and increase revenues. RDF’s FUSION project is a significant component in the Terms of Reference of the Taskforce with the FUSION system being the tool for data sharing and risk management. RDF hails this achievement and…


Added by Sanna Hermansson on August 22, 2017 at 11:14 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: August 21, 2017

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

This week, the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Metals, Minerals and Sustainable Development (IGF) welcomed the successful adoption of …


Added by GOXI on August 22, 2017 at 0:27 — No Comments

Plea for Scientific Input in South-Eastern Africa Humanities Research

The below please is posted on behalf of my friend and colleague Ann Kritzinger, Zimbabwe Geological Survey (pictured left), Harare, Zimbabwe; and Associate member International Scientific Committee on Archaeological…


Added by daniel gilbert on August 21, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

New curriculum for peer-learning workshops on Good Financial Governance in the extractive sector

The sector programme Extractives for Development piloted a new curriculum for peer-learning workshops on ‘Good Financial Governance (GFG) in the Extractives Sector’. The curriculum had been developed in a joint effort with several GIZ programmes and was piloted in Ghana and Sierra Leone/Liberia. The training course combines introductory elements on the GFG…


Added by Extractives and Development on August 21, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

OGEL 3 (2017) - Energy Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Guest editors Prof. A.F.M. Maniruzzaman School of Law, University of Portsmouth and Yanal Abul-Failat LXL LLP focused their OGEL 3 (2017) - Energy Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Special Issue on the region which has been the leading global energy supplier for decades. But the geopolitics of energy is gradually shifting its course and the…


Added by OGEL Journal on August 16, 2017 at 15:21 — No Comments

We are hiring: Responsible Sourcing Practice - Responsible Mining Projects Manager

After considerable growth over the last 24 months we are now looking to appoint a detail orientated and critically thinking Responsible Mining Projects Manager excited about working in the responsible sourcing field and who is ready to take the next step in her/his career.

An ideal candidate will have approximately 5 years of experience. This will include experience working in mining and artisanal mining areas on the ground in developing countries. It will also include project…


Added by RCS Global on August 16, 2017 at 10:29 — No Comments

Don't Miss Out - Exciting Job Opportunity with GIZ in Monrovia, Liberia

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

For our operations in Liberia/Monrovia, we are looking for a/an

Advisor (m/f) for the Program Regional Resource Governance in West Africa

JOB-ID: 33267

Field of activity

The four member states of the Mano River Union (Côte d'Ivoire,…


Added by Juliane Weymann on August 14, 2017 at 16:49 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: August 14, 2017

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Jules Mulya writes: "Whereas the growing emphasis on rights of indigenous populations is a welcome development, it must be acknowledged that it has opened a Pandora box that weak governance states are particularly ill equipped to deal…


Added by GOXI on August 14, 2017 at 16:44 — No Comments

New Publication: the Interoperability of Mining Sustainability Initiatives

New Publication: Leveraging greater impact of mining sustainability initiatives: An assessment of interoperability

11.08.2017 |

The sector programme Extractives and Development and the University of…


Added by Extractives and Development on August 14, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments


‘Indigenous people’ is used in this posting to describe all the native peoples who live side by side in a defined geographical without necessarily sharing the same culture, like hunter-gatherers and farmers have done in parts of Central Africa for centuries.

The wind of change that has been blowing across Africa since the collapse of the Soviet Union is characterised by strong democratic aspirations and the adoption of…


Added by Mulya Jules on August 13, 2017 at 12:26 — 4 Comments

Bettercoal engages with stakeholders in South Africa


Hi all, we are new to GOXI and posting blogs on this platform and we would like to begin with sharing with you some of our most recent engagements. 

South Africa is the 6th largest exporter of coal in the world and is home to 3.5% of the world’s…


Added by Irena Popa-Antohi on August 11, 2017 at 11:55 — No Comments

Under the Airth: contested environmental claims of an unexploited gas resource

Being the first of a two-part GOXI blog on the environmental claims and counter-claims regarding UK unconventional petroleum extraction, and competing stakeholder viewpoints on all of the above

As described by Scottish tourism agency, Visit Scotland, “Airth is a pretty conservation village that lies on the south bank of the River Forth”, upstream of Edinburgh,…


Added by daniel gilbert on August 11, 2017 at 0:30 — No Comments

The Citizen, Barrick, Acacia Mining, and Tanzania's Extractive Industries


The newspaper front-page headline left reports on a natural gas story of 2014 as reported in Tanzania's highly…


Added by daniel gilbert on August 11, 2017 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

PWYP-US Extract-A-Fact April 2017 Newsletter


Added by Publish What You Pay - US on August 10, 2017 at 22:38 — No Comments

CSOs in Uganda and Tanzania Urge Against Haste in East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Project

Civil society calls for fair compensation of oil pipeline victims


Wednesday, 9 August

By John Namkwahe

Civil Society Organisations have called upon the governments of Tanzania and Uganda to develop Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) in a participatory and transparent manner.This follows the envisaged…


Added by Gilbert Makore on August 9, 2017 at 12:12 — No Comments

Call for papers: Mining in comparative perspective: trends, transformations and theories

The Conflict Research Group of Ghent University is pleased to announce an international mining conference on 13-14 December in Ghent, Belgium. The aim of this two-day conference is to take stock of a selective number of trends and developments in current research on the political, economic and socio-cultural aspects of mining in the Global South, bringing together…


Added by Jasmin Blessing on August 7, 2017 at 23:24 — No Comments

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