sharing in governance of extractive industries

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Gold will do well, platinum will do well, beneficiation will be stagnant, indigenization will still be ambiguous. This, according to Gilbert Makore in his projection for Zimbabwe's mining sector in 2017.

From Indonesia, Publish What You Pay discusses issues related to a recent ministerial regulation governing participating interest in oil and gas blocks.

Daan Boom reports on the closure of 23 mines in the Philippines.

Boom also shares the results of the UN E-Government Survey.

Another survey to consider is by Peter Bofin on Tanzania's petroleum sector.

"All known cases of successful community engagement have depended upon the initiative and efforts of highly dedicated individuals," writes Caitlin Sievert. A few such individuals gathered in Ottawa to share insights on best practices in community engagement in mining.

For economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers working in resource-rich countries, Håvard Halland recommends the World Bank's handbook to help you strengthen fiscal management of oil and mineral revenues.

But are Norway and Zambia, for instance, equally dependent on resource extraction? Degol Hailu and Chinpihoi brings some clarity with their Extractives Dependence Index. Comments by Kristian Lempa.

If you are an oil and gas company trying to figure out how to help meet the global goals on energy and climate change, CCSI and SDSN have a briefing note for you. Comments welcome until March 15.

And if you're from civil society, Asmara Klein reminds you to make input for EITI's constituency guidelines by February 20.

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Rebecca L. Golden; Associate Director, Global Energy, Development, and Sustainability Graduate Certificate - University of Houston; Houston, TX, United States
  • Mohammed Fahim Hashimi; Researcher; Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Jan Lust; Professor in Economics - Lima, Peru
  • Clement Ntori; Exploration Geologist - Kumasi, Ghana
  • Allison March; Student - Columbia University; New York, NY, United States
  • Pontsho Ledwaba; Programme Manager - University of the Witwatersrand; Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Marina Colombo; Community Coordinator - World Economic Forum; Geneva, Switzerland
  • Emily Holland; Instructor/ PhD Candidate - Columbia University; New York, NY, United States
  • Joy Nabulumbi; Programme Officer, Environment & Natural Resource Management - NCCK; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Fernanda Lavarello; Project Manager - Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Daigle; Consultant - Synergy Global Consulting; Paris, France
  • Marianne Kuusipalo; Doctoral Researcher and International Consultant - University of East Anglia; Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Titus Sauerwein; Student - Leiden University; Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sadamitsu Sakoguchi; Programme Analyst - UNDP; New York, NY, United States
  • Tengi George-Ikoli; Program Coordinator - Nigerian Natural Resource Charter; Abuja, Nigeria
  • Paula Eyzaguirre; Logistics and Admin Coordinator - Partnership Africa Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Jeremy Blackman; Student - Columbia University; New York, NY, United States
  • Massoh Signe Viviane Gwladys; Assistant Chief Project - Green Heart International; Bafoussam, Cameroon
  • Regis Yelemou; Logistics Assistant - WFP; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Harold Wilson Tumwitike Mapoma; Senior Lecturer in process Technology - University of Malawi; Southern Region, Malawi
  • Mr. Gerson Kadhikwa; Executive Director - Kaidile Investment; Windhoek, Namibia
  • Rafiq Hajat; Executive Director - The Institute for Policy Interaction; Blantyre District, Malawi
  • Muftahu Mohammed Sharif; Program Manager - African Centre for Energy Policy; Accra, Ghana
  • Theodora Panayides; Researcher & Project Assistant - Estelle Levin Limited; Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Kate MacLeod; Researcher and Projects Assistant - Estelle Levin Limited; Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Tiago de Mattos Silva; Student - University of Dundee; Dundee, United Kingdom
  • Victoria Gronwald; Responsible Mineral Sourcing and Development Specialist - Estelle Levin Limited; Cambridge, United Kingdom
New Posts
  • Zimbabwe's Mining Sector in 2017: Through the Looking Glass - Gilbert Makore - Read
  • As the opportunity arises, the local government in Indonesia are encouraged to take the participating interest - Publish What You Pay Indonesia - Read
  • Community engagement in mining: Sharing experiences and best practices - Caitlin Sievert - Read
  • How oil and gas companies can help meet the global goals on energy and climate change - Nicholas Maennling - Read
  • Sponsorship available for academics/trainers to attend curricula sprint on Development Minerals - Daniel Franks - Read
  • Is there a better way to measure resource-dependence? - Degol Hailu - Read
  • Trump takes aim at Dodd-Frank, investor protections rule in executive action - Audrey Cash - Read
  • 23 Mining operations closed in the Philippines - Daan Boom - Read
  • New graduate certificate in Global Energy, Development, & Sustainability at the University of Houston - Rebecca L. Golden - Read

  • The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company (ZCDC) needs watching - Gilbert Makore - Read
  • Open consultation on how civil society should organise its engagement in the EITI - Asmara Klein - Read
  • How to manage revenues from extractives? There’s a book for that! - Havard Halland - Read
  • UN E-government survey report released - Daan Boom - Read


  • CCSI, NRGI, WB and SDG Academy; MOOC Course-Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance;  Online; February 13 - May 15, 2017 - RSVP

  • Miho Taka; Commonwealth Professional Fellowship on Improving Natural Resource Governance through Citizen Engagement; Coventry University, London, United Kingdom; March 23 - April 21, 2017 - RSVP

  • CCSI, NRGI, WB and SDG Academy; MOOC Course-Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance; Online - February 13 - May 15, 2017 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Communications Advisor -Extractive Industries at Oxfam America in Washington - Apply
  • Senior Program Officer - Pact's Mines - Apply
  • Chief Financial Officer - NRGI, NY - Apply
  • Capacity Development Program Assistant - NRGI, London - Apply
  • Expert de la Santé - Artisanal Gold Council, Mali and Senegal - Apply
  • Coordinador Nacional del Proyecto - Artisanal Gold Council, Lima - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme

Launched in July 2015, the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme implemented by UNDP is a three-year, €13.1 million capacity building initiative that aims to build the profile, and improve the management of development minerals (industrial minerals, construction materials, dimension stones, and semi-precious stones). The programme is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP. The programme supports the public, private, business development and social stakeholders that operate in the development minerals sector in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Development minerals are minerals and materials that are mined, processed, manufactured and used domestically in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and agriculture and have a high degree of economic linkage and utilization close to the location where the commodity is mined.

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme promotes knowledge exchange to increase the sector’s productivity, help better manage mining operations to adhere to national and international environmental and health standards, and prevent conflict through effective community relations.

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(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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