sharing in governance of extractive industries

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The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) asks: "Could the focus on ‘blood diamonds’ divert discussions away from other types of equally needed action?" The Institute calls for broadening the conversation.

Being a quintessential developed resource-rich nation, one would expect Australia's loss rates from mineral extraction to sales to be insignificant, but Rahul Basu reports that that the country's mineral wealth is being looted in plain site.

In 2014, the government of Mali announced plans to reform its 2012 mining code. Brendan Schwartz offers key technical recommendations for the ongoing reform programme that would "enable Mali to overcome obstacles to derive greater revenue from mining, to improve local development around mining sites and to strengthen the rights of artisanal gold miners."

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

New members - Welcome
  • Ezin Céleste; Environmentalist - OBRGM; Cotonou, Benin
  • Suelin Haidar; Finance manager and Training Coordinator - Community Insights Group; Groningen, Netherlands
  • Éanna Ó Conghaile; Principal - Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment; Dublin, Ireland
New posts
  • Is the 2019 national budget forward-looking on resource governance?  - Mukasiri Sibanda - Read
  • Sustainable development and artisanal mining: time to broaden the ‘blood diamonds’ conversation? - IIED - Read
  • Australia’s looting machine - Rahul Basu - Read
  • Revising Mali's mining code: three key areas for improvement - Brendan Schwarz - Read


  • MIN-GUIDE Consortium; MIN-GUIDE Annual Conference 2018; NH Brussels Bloom, December 11-12, 2018 - RSVP
  • Mark Thomas Jones; ERITREA MINING 2.0 a film by Dawit Gebreyesus; Brixton, London; December 13, 2018 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • IMPACT, Ottawa- Technical Director (maternity leave replacement) - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan - Yves Bertran Alvarez

Yves Bertran Alvarez's main focus is on artisanal and small scale mining, mostly on the social, technical, health and safety, and environmental aspects, and in particular through technical assistance projects in rural production of stones, gemstones and gold. He is also involved in the definition of mining policies and legal frameworks at State or Inter-regional Community levels. His recent work focuses on certification and traceability processes as incentives for better practices.

(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
  • The renewable power of the mine - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment Read
  • South African gold industry enters final phase of slow death - Bloomberg - Read
  • U.S. expected to end 2018 as world's top oil producer: EIA - Reuters - Read
  • Energy security, transnational politics, and renewable electricity exports in Australia and Southeast Asia - Energy Research & Social Science - Read
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