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Happy New Year! What did the World Bank Group do in extractives in 2015 and what's ahead for 2016? Michael Jarvis shares the annual report.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, in partnership with the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the World Bank presents a free Massive Open Online Course on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development.

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) shares its book on artisanal gold mining in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal.

It’s that time of the year when budgets kick in. For oil-exporters, such as Ghana, it’s an uncertain time as prices continue to drop. But what if you’re an exporter but net importer? The Public Interest and Accountability Committee of the country’s Parliament held a roundtable to discuss the impact of falling prices on the 2016 budget.

These and more jobsblogsphotosvideos, and discussions.

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Kim Natcha; Executive Director - Cambodians for Resource Revenue Transparency; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Marcel Barza; Research Fellow - Economic Commission for Africa; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Arjun Bhalla; Senior Operations Officer - IFC; Washington, DC, United States
  • Waleria; Researcher - Institute for Human Rights and Business; Berlin, Germany
  • Margret Eshun; Gender and communication - Centre for social impact studies; Takoradi, Ghana
  • John Kielty; Consultant - Mining Shared Value; Toronto, Canada
  • Victoria Reichel; Great Lakes Programme Officer - Partnership Africa Canada; Ottawa, Canada
New Posts
  • Advice Ghana government on oil price volatility  panelists tells PIAC - Seibik BugriRead
  • Extractives in 2015 - What did that mean for the World Bank Group? - Micheal JarvisRead
  • Natural resources governance MOOC aims to build a movement for change - Daniel FranksRead
  • Policy and institutional reform advisor - Adam Smith InternationalRead 
Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Katherine Stanley, Oxfam America; Luncheon Briefing on Gold-mining in Haiti; Washington DC, United States of America; January 12, 2016 - RSVP
  • Melanie Habwe Dickson; Anti-bribery workshop; Accra, Ghana; January 21, 2016 - RSVP
  • Economic Justice Network of the Fellowship of the Christian Councils in Southern Africa; 7th Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI); Cape Town, South Africa; February 8-10, 2016 - RSVP
  • EITI; EITI Global Conference; Lima, Peru; February 24-25, 2016 RSVP
  • Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral; Emerging Legal and Governance Frameworks for Extractive Industries: Laying the Foundations for Advancing Sustainable Development in Africa and Latin America; Dundee, Scotland; March 19, 2016 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More

New

  • CfP - Short-term research on nexus between landlockedness and mining in development -  Apply
  • Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) programme - Consulting opportunities - Apply
  • Nigeriia* Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) - Team leader of transmission projects coordination and delivery - Apply

Pending

  • Partnership Africa Canada - Great Lakes Programme Director -Apply
  • African Development Bank - Individual Consultant - Apply
  • Ghana oil and gas sector governance - Oil & Gas Sector Governance Consulting - Apply
  • CIRDI - Short Term Researcher - Apply
  • NRGI London - Research Assistant - Apply
  • GIZ - Advisor for Program - Apply
  • EITI International Secretariat in Oslo - Communication Director - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan - Caitlin Corrigan

Caitlin Corrigan is a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a researcher working with the Ford Institute for Human Security. She is broadly interested in natural resource governance in Africa, both in terms of extractive industries and wildlife conservation. She has recently conducted research in South Africa and Botswana on corporate social responsibility (CSR) aimed at community development for gold and diamond mining companies. Caitlin’s doctoral dissertation speaks to this subject by examining how various national and local institutions play a role in CSR decision making processes in Southern Africa.

She recently co-authored an article on the ‘Governance of Hydraulic Fracturing in Southern Africa’ and is beginning a new project examining the effectiveness of anti-poaching initiatives in areas of weak governance in Africa. She has also published specifically on transparency in the extractive industries, authoring an article on the effects of the Extractive Industries Transparency initiative (EITI).  Currently, she is updating and expanding this research as a consultant for the ONE Campaign in an effort to promote revenue transparency and accountability in the US and abroad. Caitlin is interested in continuing to conduct academic and policy relevant research on governance and transparency in the extractive industries, mining in particular, and more broadly on the interaction between societal outcomes and the use of natural resources. 

(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.)

Beyond GOXI: Books, news, papers and reports
  • Update: Samarco - BHP Billiton - Read
  • Political Risk Outlook 2016 - Verisk Maplecroft - Read
  • Local firms dominate Mexico's onshore third-phase Round - Oil&GasRead
  • India to end decades-old state monopoly on coal mining - Mining.com - Read
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