With examples from Bolivia, Mongolia, and The Philippines, Andrew Bauer shares a roadmap with Myanmar's new government to help the government actualize its promise to "work to ensure a fair distribution across the country of the profits from natural resource extraction, in accordance with the principles of a federal union."
With copper prices tumbling, there's less to share in Zambia these days as Adam Smith International speaks to a director in Zambia's mining ministry about how the government is addressing the global downturn.
"As development practitioners, we need to get to a place where we do not assume that simply because a development initiative involves the private sector, it is a good thing," Jeff Geipel writes in this piece about harnessing the private sector to achieve the SDGs. (Shared by Janne Kaiser)
"Why did RakGas transfer USD 235,700 to the Government and how has this money been used?" This is one of five questions that Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Malawi is asking that country's government.
The Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI) announces two open fiscal models to be launched at the EITI conference in Peru.
Eduardo Escobedo summarizes the Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP)'s report on the challenges to advancing environmental and social responsibility in the coloured gems industry.
Emily Greenspan writes on the World Bank and FPIC and Liliane Chantal Mouan writes on Angola and the EITI.
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