sharing in governance of extractive industries


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Canada's announcement of tighter disclosure requirements for its extractives companies has been welcomed by the Revenue Watch Institute, and Solomon Appiah tracks the global momentum towards project-level disclosure.

But Tullow Oil is not waiting around for the law before it acts. Following up on the piece on EITI 2.0, Michael L. Ross and Johnny West commend Tullow for taking leadership in setting new reporting standards.

Mining in Malawi illustrates how natural resources can turn neighbors from cooperation to conflict.
Nina Inamahoro advocates a shift from transparency to accountability.

But, in a two-part piece, Marc Choyt makes the case that the Kimberley Process is neither transparent nor accountable. In his view, it's just a scheme to solve a marketing problem. Do you agree?

And Estelle Levin Ltd. calls for innovative solutions to certification in ASMs.

Remember to check out GIZ and RWI's Summer School for Governance of Oil, Gas and Mining Revenues to see if you qualify for a scholarship.

New GOXIans - Welcome!
  • Louise Flynn; Project Manager - Ecology and Environment, Inc; Arlington, Virginia, USA
  • Lindsay Nelson; Deputy Regional Director - DAI/RESPOND; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Louiza Kabiru; Senior Human Rights Officer - Kenya National Commission on Human Rights; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Paul Porto; Project Coordinator - Multi-Format; Little Ferry, New Jersey, USA
  • Elie Kabore; Journalist - L'Economiste du Faso; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Luke Tembo; Communication/Extractive Industries Coordinator - Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation; Lilongwe, Malawi
  • SORE; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Yvette Yiogo; Jobs and Training Assistant; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


New Posts
  • Spatial Dimension wins World Bank funded mining cadastre project in PNG - by Charles Young - Read
  • Malawi government and citizens unhappy with Tanzania's plan to deploy ships on disputed lake - by Mining in Malawi - Read
  • RWI Press Release: Canada and EU join ranks of transparency supporters on eve of G8 Summit - by Norma Garza - Read
  • Lessons for mining firms from SA's Marikana massacre - by Louiza Kabiru - Read
  • (Photos) Extrayendo transparencia - by Juan Herrera - See
  • The Kimberley Certification Process (KP) for “conflict free diamonds” must be abandoned (Part I) - by Marc Choyt - Read
  • The Kimberley Certification Process (KP) for “conflict free diamonds” must be abandoned (Part II) - by Marc Choyt - Read
  • Some progress in transparency, but real impact requires accountability - by Nina Inamahoro - Read
  • RE: EITI 2.0 - New comments by Cynthia Ugwuibe, Johnny West, and Michael L. Ross - Read
  • RE: How to govern and how not to govern artisanal and small-scale mining - New comments by Marc Choyt and Nicholas Garrett - Read


With status updates by Juan Herrera (on the Extractive Transparency Initiative)

Upcoming events
  • Borealis: Stakeholder Engagement Technical Training; Magog, Quebec, Canada; June 14, 2013 - RSVP
  • University of Dundee and Raw Materials Group: Can Mining be a Catalyst for Diversifying Economies? - Emerging Experiences and Lessons; London, United Kingdom; June 24-25, 2013 - RSVP
  • Francophone Hub on Extractive Industries Governance in Africa: Summer Course on Extractive Industries; Yaounde, Cameroon; August 12-23, 2013 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and more
  • NEW - Revenue Watch Institute; Annual Summer School on the Governance of Oil, Gas and Mining Revenues - Apply
  • Revenue Development Foundation; Revenue Specialists - Apply
  • Australia Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF); Africa Program Support Group (APSG) Panel of Experts - Apply
  • Critical Resource; Senior Associate - Apply
  • Estelle Levin Ltd.; Intern/Researcher - Apply

Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured initiative - Natural Resource Charter

The Natural Resource Charter (NRC) is a set of economic principles for governments and societies on how to best manage the opportunities created by natural resources for development. The NRC provides training for government officials and oversight actors in resource rich countries and provides an assessment framework that countries can use as a performance management tool for the good governance and economic management of extractive resource wealth. The drafters of the Charter are an independent group of the world’s foremost experts in economically sustainable resource extraction.

Continue reading about this and other initiatives in the Extractive Industries Initiatives Database

Join the Natural Resource Charter group on GOXI.


(Information on featured members and organizations is based on content shared by members or publicly available information, 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
  • Canada: Harper announces new transparency rules for energy, mining - CBC - Read
  • South Africa's Zuma talks tough against mining unrest - Reuters - Read
  • Peru’s mining conflicts made country’s total social issues climb to 225 in May - Mining.com - Read
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