sharing in governance of extractive industries

Launch of New Conflict & Extractives Topic Overview and Online Library

Conflict and Extractives

In many cases, the exploitation of natural resources has contributed to the emergence, funding or prolonging of conflict, not only imposing additional costs on production processes but also reducing the ability of extractives operations to contribute to sustainable development and poverty alleviation. A challenge in the extractives sector is that conflict situations are not always recognised and addressed at an early stage, and instead escalate into entrenched positions, protests or in extreme cases, violence.

A new topic overview, library and guides on Conflict and Extractives have been jointly developed and curated by GOXI and the Extractives Hub. GOXI, co convened by the World Bank and UNDP, is a space for dialogue and platform for innovation and collaboration serving those actively working on governance issues in the extractive industries. The Extractives Hub is a comprehensive online resource for Extractives Sector stakeholders, offering trustworthy and up-to-date information and technical advice.

These resources provide an overview of the nature and consequences of conflict linked to the extractives sector and highlight some of the tools and pathways that can help prevent conflict escalation and transform conflict into opportunities for sustainable development.

If you are interested in engaging further on these materials, or have a suggestions on other materials to add to the library, please comment and let us know! Or join us in the Environmental Governance and Conflict Prevention Group on GOXI

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Comment by Juan David Gutiérrez R. on June 5, 2018 at 15:29
Looking forward to hearing more about GOXi's new strand of work, cheers!


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