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The Mining Shared Value initiative reports speaking with some mining companies who feel pressure to purchase from suppliers with connections to political elites. The initiative hopes the Mining Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism, a partnership with GIZ, can help EITI countries collect the information they need to better target procurement opportunities and deter corruption.

Risks to biodiversity posed by Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) receive less attention than those by large-scale mines, Levin Sources argues. This, as the number of small-scale miners has grown by 600 percent over the past 25 years. Solving this problem calls for an integrated approach.

What does this ASM boom mean for gold mining in Africa? Daniel Stapper provides an estimate.

Still in Africa, Mukasiri Sibanda look at the future of resource governance in Zimbabwe through the lens of the 2019 national budget.

For the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), "setting fiscal terms such as royalties and income tax rates too high could limit investors’ interest and even give an additional impetus to research in cobalt substitutes in electric battery technologies," says NRGI's Thomas Lassourd. "Setting them too low would deprive the Congolese of much needed public revenue and solely benefit foreign-owned mining companies." Does DRC strike the right balance in its new mining fiscal regime?

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

New members - Welcome
  • Patrick Muanza Kant; Geologist Environment - CRGM; Kinshasa, Congo

  • Tamara Lonje; Project Officer Natural Resources (Mining) - Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA); Blantyre, Malawi

  • Marie Forget; Assistant Professor - EDYTEM; Chambéry, France
New posts
  • Why an integrated response is needed to mainstream biodiversity best practices across the mining sector - Levin Sources -Read
  • Is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s new mining fiscal regime up to the task? - Thomas Lassourd - Read
  • Small scale gold mining in Africa: An updated estimate of gold production and mercury emissions - Daniel Stapper - Read
  • How to facilitate the disclosure of local procurement payments in mining - Jeff Geipel - Read


  • International Association for Impact Assessment; Improving Impact Assessment and Management in the Mining Sector; London, United Kingdom; December 4-5, 2018 - RSVP
  • IGF Secretariat; Webinar: The impact of VSIs in mining; December 5, 2018 - RSVP
  • MIN-GUIDE Consortium; MIN-GUIDE Annual Conference 2018; NH Brussels Bloom, December 11-12, 2018 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • EITI Secretariat in Oslo - Conference Intern - Apply
  • IMPACT, Ottawa- Technical Director (maternity leave replacement) - Apply
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Featured GOXIan - Jan Kosmol

Jan Kosmol is a Research Officer at the German Environment Agency. His work involves initiating, funding, conducting and evaluating research projects on ecological aspects of mining and policy options. This is for strengthening responsible raw material supply from the perspective of an industrialized country with a raw material intense industry and high raw material import dependency.

Check out Jan's upcoming event, Raw Materials and Environment 2019.

(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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