sharing in governance of extractive industries

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On one side, the indigenous Shuar people. On the other side, a Chinese-Ecuadorian collaboration. Piet Wostyn shares an article on the David vs Goliath battle of El Mirador.

Some of the most pronounced challenges for economic diversification in resource-rich countries, as outlined by the report, are commodity price fluctuations, strategies and enabling environment, political will, institutional quality and human capital, and resources constraints. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) has produced an instrument for resource-rich countries to navigate these headwinds and promote economic diversification. Presenting The Navigator.

Fiscal regimes along the mineral value chain in Africa remain incoherent, inconsistent and patchy, according to report by the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC). Commissioned by the African Union (AU) heads of state, the report recommends harmonizing fiscal regimes, in particular royalties, much like an orchestra. The report is available in English and French.

With all the drama in Tanzania's extractives sector, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) analyzes the ins and outs of the changes.

And PWYP Indonesia continues talking about coal as it describes the "chaotic state of coal mining permit" in that country.

These and more jobs, blogs, photos, videos, and discussions are on GOXI.

New members (this week) - Welcome
  • Maya Forstater; Visiting Fellow - Center for Global Development; London, United Kingdom
  • Bridey; Senior Consultant - Cardno; Melbourne, Australia
  • Fabian Krause; Research Associate - University of Hohenheim; Stuttgart, Germany
  • Tania Derraugh; CP Social Performance Advisor - Shell; Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Anita King; Jnr Policy Analyst - OECD; Paris, French
  • Edwards Lewis; Senior Geologist - IGS Ltd; Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Andjelka Mihajlov; Environmental Scientist and Consultant, Environmental and Social Safeguard/Sustainability Specialist - Beogard, Serbia
  • Lumun Amanda Feese-Ideh; Strategic Adviser - Ministry of Mines and Steel Development; Abuja, Nigeria
  • Rak Kim; Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Governance - Utrecht University; Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Blažena Hamadová; Junior Mineral Policy Specialist - MinPol GmbH Agency for International Mineral Policy; Driestetten, Austria
  • Michel Jebrak; Professor in mineral resources - UQAM; Montreal, Canada
New Posts
  • Can the SDG target to industrialize be achieved in resource-rich Africa countries? - Degol Hailu - Read
  • New Publication: “Navigator to Support Economic Diversification: Instruments for Resource-Rich Developing Countries” - Maren Koehlmann - Read
  • El Mirador: Indigenous David facing Chinese Goliath (again?) - Piet Wostyn - Read
  • Towards harmonizing fiscal regimes in the mineral sector in Africa: challenges and opportunities - Charles Akong - Read
  • The ins and outs of changes to Tanzania's extractive sector laws - Nicola Woodroffe - Read


  • CSMI at Wits; Certificate Program in Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry: Management of Community Impacts; Johannesburg, South Africa; September 4 - 8, 2017 - RSVP
  • Rushaiya Ibrahim-Tanko; NRGI Anglophone Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub Course; Accra, Ghana; September 5 - 17,2017 - RSVP
  • World Refining Association; LARTC 6TH ANNUAL MEETING; Buenos Aires, Agentina; September 5 - 7, 2017 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • Research Analyst - Responsible Mining Foundation - Apply
  • Development Worker - Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (LEITI) - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan - Dylan E. McFarlane

Dylan E. McFarlane is a technical advisor within Pact's Mines to Markets (M2M) program. He has expertise in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) of alluvial gold deposits and responsible, large-scale mining, and how it contributes to sustainable development.

(Information on featured members and organizations is based on content shared by members or publicly available information, sometimes edited for language and brevity, and should not be considered an endorsement by GOXI of any member's skills or experience.)

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Beyond GOXI: Books, news, papers and reports
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