sharing in governance of extractive industries

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI

Too many European Union (EU) Member States do not observe the "first-come, first-served" rule, among other regulatory weaknesses. Those weaknesses as well as strengths are discussed in the STRADE project's exploration of the Competitiveness of the EU's Mining Sector. 

For Africa, it's not just low commodity prices straining the extractives sector and government budgets, Stephen Yeboah argues. Illicit financial flows too. (Check out this chart on the countries suffering the most from low oil prices)

In Afghanistan, that strain comes partly in the form of industrial-scale looting, as Javed Noorani reports.  

Mira Oberman reports on the public launch of Mongolia's Mining Policy Framework Assessment, by the Intergovernmental Forum (IGF).

Oberman has also uploaded IGF's webinar of its guidance for governments on managing artisanal and small-scale mining.

In the first Tanzania post in weeks not related to Acacia Mining, Oxfam in Tanzania has some recommendations for the government on balancing infrastructure developments and community livelihoods.

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

New GOXIans (this week) - Welcome
  • Mina Horace; National Coordinator - Sierra Leone Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (SLEITI) Secretariat; Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Mamadou; Ingénieur des Mines - Direction Nationale de le Géologie; Conakry, Guinea
  • Gershon Adela; Communications Manager - Africa Centre for Energy Policy;Accra, Ghana
  • Delgermaa BoldbaatarCommunications Officer - EITI; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • NANG; Chef de Service - Ministère des Mines; Libreville, Gabon
  • Mauro Pedro; Consultant - SYNERGOS Consultores; Maoputo, Mozambique
New Posts
  •  Oxfam Australia's mining symposium communiqué and updated Gender Impact Assessment - Nina Collins - Read
  • OXFAM Webinar: Learning from Extractive Industry Negotiations with Indigenous peoples - Jasmin Blessing - Read
  • Down the drain? The economic costs of illicit financial flows in Africa’s extractive sector - Stephen Yeboah - Read
  • Industrial-scale looting of Afghanistan’s mineral resources - Javed Noorani - Read
  • Public launch of Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Mongolia - Mira Oberman - Read
  • IGF Guidance on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: a useful tool for industry - Mira Oberman - Read


  • Jasmin Blessing; Webinario: Claves para una comunicación intercultural e inclusiva; New York; July 25, 2017 - RSVP
  • Jasmin Blessing; Webinar: Indigenous Ubuntu Resurgence; New York; July 27, 2017 - RSVP
  • Saleem H. Ali; Research Methods Masterclass  for Resources Sector; Brisbane, Australia; July 31 - August 4, 2017 - RSVP
  • Lauren Turner; World Bank Extractives-Led Local Economic Diversification Community of Practice (ELLED CoP) Webinar: A Canadian Success Story in Extractives Local Procurement from Indigenous-Owned Business; Online; August 2, 2017 - RSVP
  • CSMI at Wits; Certificate Program in Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry: Management of Community Impacts; Johannesburg, South Africa; September 4 - 8, 2017 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Interim Director - PWYP, Canada - Apply
  • Web Development Support (Short Term Consultant) - GOXI - Apply
  • Environmental Coordinator - Cigar Lake - Apply
  • Intern on new technologies in extractive governance - GIZ - Apply
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured GOXIan - IGF

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) is a member-driven organization aimed at providing opportunities for national governments with an interest in mining to share best practices and work collectively to achieve their goals. The IGF is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development and environmental stewardship. Secretariat duties are performed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Secretariat funding is provided by the Government of Canada.

(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 countries suffering most from low oil prices - Visual Capitalist -  Read
  • Philippines plans new law to ensure responsible mining - Reuters - Read
  • Call for papers; 'Recent Developments in the Extractive Industries in Asia-Pacific' - EXISExplore
  • "Dirty, difficult, and dangerous": Why millennials won't work in oil - Oilprice.com - Read

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