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Why would you save money at 1 percent interest while you pay 9 percent interest on money you owe? This is why Andrew Bauer and David Mihalyi of the Natural Resource Governance Institute advice "authorities in countries with high debt payments, small or uncertain resource revenues relative to their economies, and acute development needs may wish to think twice before creating a 'premature fund'."

From PDF to XLS--IGF secretariat shares how it helps member states make financial models of mining projects more useful. 

Who exactly is a Politically Exposed Person? This and related issues were discussed at the recent EITI Beneficial Ownership Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. The World Bank's Cari Votava shares her thoughts. 

Zubin Bamji shares the World Bank's activities at the upcoming 2018 Mining Indaba.  The activities will include a report on social progress in mining-dependent countries through the lens of the SDGs, a conversation amongst female leaders on closing the gender gap in artisanal and small-scale mining, and a consultative meeting of African mining ministers.

Also at the Indaba, IGF will collaborate with the OECD for a side-event on February 5 on the hidden cost of tax incentives.

Finally on February 5, the massive open online course (MOOC) on Natural Resources for Sustainable Development  will start. The MOOC will be delivered in English but will also be available in Arabic, with video transcripts also available in French, Spanish, and Russian. 

But before then, remember to register for the webinars on participatory environmental monitoring committees on January 24 (English) and 25 (Spanish). Cases from Peru and Mongolia will be used for discussion and sharing of experiences. 

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

New members - Welcome
New posts
  • Gender research consultant, gender & extractives pilot project - Publish What You Pay - Read
  • Financial modeling of mining projects: A tool for optimizing the financial benefits of the mining sector - IGF Secretriat - Read
  • The World Bank @ Mining Indaba 2018 - Zubin Bamji - Read
  • How “Premature Funds” can leave countries poorer - Andrew Bauer - Read


  • Ellen de Keyser; Practical Training in Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration (in French) - deadline to benefit from the early bird rate; Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire; January 31, 2018 - RSVP
  • IGF; The Hidden Cost of Tax Incentives: A Special Side Event at Indaba; Cape Town, South Africa; February 5, 2018 - RSVP
  • IGF; IGF Sustainability Round Tables on Local Content Policy at Indaba; Cape Town, South Africa; February 5, 2018 - RSVP
  • Cognition; ITRI International Tin Conference 2018; Budapest; April 23 - 25, 2018 - RSVP
Jobs and More
  • Analyst - RCS Global - Apply
  • Senior Analyst/ Project Manager - Dragon Fly Initiative - Apply
  • Consultant - EITI Ghana - Apply
  • Coordinateur(rice) National(e) du Projet/Chargé(e) de l’Inventaire/Expert de la Santé au Burkina Faso - Artisanal Gold Council - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured member - Cristina Echavarria

Cristina Echavarria has over 30 years of experience in community development, social research and administration of research and practitioner programs in participatory natural resource management, with emphasis on the social, gender, environmental, supply chain, and governance dimensions of the sustainable development of mineral rich regions. She has a particular interest in working with governments, NGO’s, community leaders, and mining companies to enable fair and sustainable deals for artisanal and small-scale miners, and local communities.

(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
  • INFOGRAPHIC: The periodic table of commodity returns - Visual Capitalist - Read
  • Pope's visit to Peru spotlights devastation in rainforest region -  Reuters - Read
  • Oyu Tolgoi declares force majeure after protest, blockadeEngineering&Mining Journal - Read
  • Crude thinking: why the oil price is so high - The Economist - Read
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