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Happy New Year, GOXIans! We hope you've had well-deserved rest and you are ready for another year of the good fight for governance of extractive industries.

But GOXI never really sleeps, so dive into some of the insights shared on GOXI through the holiday season.

Water systems are collateral damage from ex-mine pits in Indonesia, says Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia.There, low company compliance appears to be widespread in part due to low enforcement. Read more.

Research by Water Governance Institute in Uganda found that artisanal and small-scale mines, not multinationals, cause the bulk of environmental pollution. As the mineral sector becomes more important for that country, the institute makes recommendations to safeguard the environment.

In Nigerria* too, mining is a strategic sector. But underground sales have robbed both the local miners and the country of expected financial gains through non-payment of taxes and royalties and other beneficiation from the mining sector, Paul Ogwu reports, and he argues that establishing mining buying centers can help revive solid minerals for the country and ultimately contribute to a sustainable economy for the African giant.

Tax incentives too can, by definition, rob countries of taxes, at least in the short term. But are they worth it? New research by the Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) can help. Find out more in Tax Incentives in Mining: Minimizing Risks to Revenue.

Finally, Steve Macey analyzes the impact of Brexit on UK's development policy.

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

New members - Welcome
  • Bernard NsanzimanaLecturer of Law, Advocate, Consultant & Adviser - University of Rwanda; Kigali, Rwanda
  • Claire Naval; Policy Analyst - France
  • Cristina Echavarria; Board Member - Alliance For Responsible Mining; Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Emmanuel Chinembiri; Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Dora Harrison Ouma; PhD candidate at China Agricultural University - China Agricultural University;  Dar es salaam, Tanzania
  • Ashraf Patel; Digital Development Associate - Institute for Global Dialogue; Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nader Mohammed A. Khalifa; Petroleum Economist/Business Executive - Ministry of Petroleum & Minerals; Khartoum, Sudan
  • Andika Kayla; Memberdayakan Pembangunan Masyarakat - Relawan IDAINDONESIA; Pekanbaru, Indonesia
  • Mahamat Atteib; Counsel - Géni & Kebé; Dakar, Senegal
New posts
  • Promoting compliance to social and environmental safeguards in Uganda's mining industry - Diana Taremwa Karakie - Read
  • Policy Brief: Compliance of reclamation and post mining fund placement in Indonesia - Publish What You Pay - Read

  • Optimizing of the Mining value chain through the establishment of mineral buying centers in Nigerria* - Paul Ogwu - Read
  • Tax incentives in mining: Open for business or abuse? - IGF Secretariat - Read
  • Ebook on Brexit and international development - Steve Macey - Read
  • "Rocky Horror" historic artisanal mining adventure - Zimbabwean road trip - Daniel Gilbert - Read


  • Jan Kosmol; Raw Materials and Environment 2019; Umweltforum; February 19 - 20, 2018 - RSVP
  • Community Insights Group & University of Strathclyde;Social Impact Assessment E-learning Programme; Worldwide; March 4 - May 10, 2019 - RSVP
  • No open jobs this week
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan - Mario Magarò

Mario Magarò is a freelance investigative journalist. As a former freelance correspondent in the Andean region, mostly out of Bolivia and Peru, he developed a special interest in reporting on local illegal gold mining activities as well as on environmental conflicts linked to the exploitation of mineral resources.
Mario is currently taking a (sort of) year off in order to have more time to improve his skills in investigating illegal gold mining supply chains in South America.

(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
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  • Oil markets are in for wild ride in 2019 - Forbes - Read
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