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The billions of dollars in unpaid taxes to the government of Nigeria, as revealed in a recent Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) audit, have prompted Musiime Chris to call for Uganda to join EITI.

Edmund rich emphasizes the point in his piece on the relationship between EITI and tax justice.

Haiti is far from the point collecting (or not collecting) revenues of such amounts, but the discovery of some $20 billion in mineral deposits is raising cautious optimism, reports Saleem Ali.

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New GOXIans - Welcome!
  • Emily Nunn; Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility - Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada; Toronto, Canada
  • Simon Lapointe; Co-Founder, Land Use Planner, GIS Analyst - 3Pikas Development Studio; Whitehorse, Canada

  • Michael Denly; Governance and Anti-Corruption Consultant - World Bank; Washington, DC, USA

  • Vidar Ovesen; Consultant - Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation; Rome, Italy

  • Chris Simpson; Consultant and Interim Director - West Africa Democracy Radio; Dakar, Senegal

  • Rosalind Kainyah; Vice President, External Affairs - Tullow Oil; London, United Kingdom

  • Carolin Williams; Research Officer - Overseas Development Institute (ODI); London, United Kingdom

 

New Posts
  • Call for papers: OGEL special issue on the “Energy Community” - by OGEL Journal - Read

  • Nigeria’s story should encourage Uganda to join EITI - by Musiime Chris - Read

  • Joint assessment undertaken by Negotiating Team of the Strategic Policy Unit - State House and civil society organizations in Sierra Leone - by John Momo - Read

  • Press Release - Global citizens need G8 to act on tax avoidance and corruption, APP tells G8 - by Solomon Appiah - Read

  • APP response to G8 communiqué - by Solomon Appiah - Read

  • Haiti's mineral fortune - by Saleem H. Ali - Read
  • Scaling-up certification in artisanal and small-scale mining: Innovations for inclusivity - by Caren Holzman - Read

  • PM Cameron cites Africa Progress Report 2013: Let's stop the death! - by Solomon Appiah - Read

  • The relationship between EITI and tax justice - by Edmund Rich - Read
  • Caroline Kende-Robb: Citizen's around the world feel cheated because of natural resources - by Solomon Appiah - Read

  • RE: EITI 2.0 - New comments by Alan Wolfe - Read

With status updates by Musiime Chris (on the East Africa Oil and Gas Summit), Stephen Macey (on Sierra Leone) and Stephen Yeboah (on transparency reforms)

Events

New events

  • UK EITI: UK EITI Launch Event; London, United Kingdom; July 9, 2013 - RSVP

Upcoming events

  • 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
  • Synergy Global: Certificate Programme in Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry - Developing and Maintaining Stakeholder Relations; Johannesburg, South Africa; September 9-13, 2013 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

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

Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured initiative - Oil for Development Initiative

The Oil for Development (OfD) program was launched by the Norwegian Government in 2005. The operative goal of the program is "economically, environmentally and socially responsible management of petroleum resources which safeguards the needs of future generations".

Assistance offered by OfD includes technical assistance to develop legal frameworks, frameworks for exploration and production, administration and supervision mechanisms, licensing and tendering processes, systems for fiscal metering and tax reference pricing, framework conditions to attract international oil companies, and policies to stimulate technology development, education and vocational training and the involvement of local industry.

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

(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
  • Chilean miners best paid in South America, sixth highest in the world - Latin Pacific Business News - Read (Spanish)
  • Gujarat minister, kin get 3-yr jail for illegal mining - Indian Express - Read
  • Transparency in mining: Canadian working group issues recommendations - Mining.com - Read
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