sharing in governance of extractive industries

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“From energy and agriculture to mining and construction, the country possesses the resources for robust and sustained development for decades to come...A mining-based economy is therefore a real medium-term alternative to the current drug-based economy." These were new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's words in the Financial Times in 2009. Katarina Kuai analyzes clues for how the famed intellectual might deliver on that promise

A major part of delivering on that promise would be to channel natural resource revenues into smart investments. Michael Jarvis shares an upcoming event (#extractives) on that topic in the context of a more holistic framework for the World Bank Group's engagement on governance of extractive industries.

From Ethiopia, the African Mining Vision goes down to the country level with a Book Sprint.

From Ecuador, Juan Herrera shares videos from Grupo FARO (en Espanol with English subtitles).

"From Alaska," Jodi Liss focuses her video this week on the US state's unique model for handling oil revenues.

3ie invites submissions towards designing impact evaluations of programmes aimed at improving the transparency and accountability of governance of resources in the extractives sector. 

And Antipas Massawe responds to last week's post on the prospects for Resource Financed Infrastructure.

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

New GOXIans - Welcome
  • Matthew Bach; Graduate Student - University of Freiburg; Freiburg, Germany
  • Paulo Cunha;  Associate Director - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University; New York, NY, USA
  • Vincent Annan; Chief Executive Officer - Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Takoradi, Ghana
New Posts
  • RE: Can “Resource Financed Infrastructure” fix the natural resource curse? - New comments by Antipas Massawe and Shalom NdikuRead
  • VIDEO: The Alaska Model 10-14 - Jodi Liss - Watch
  • Asman calls for a rejection of Ghana's new mining law- Seibik Burgi- Read
  • What will this mean for oil exploration, in the short-, medium- and long-term? - Audrey Cash- Read 
  • Marginal fields in Nigerria- Nigerian NRC (NNRC)Read
  • VIDEO: Extrayendo Transparencia Ecuador – Juan Herrera Watch
  • VIDEO: Mineral wealth and rural livelihoods in post-war Sierra Leone: Where does artisanal mining fit in? - Dr Roy MaconachieWatch
  • VIDEO: El monitoreo y capacitación petrolera que aporta Grupo FARO - Juan Herrera- Watch
  • Equitable Origin announces first site certified to the EO100 standard - Soledad MillsRead
  • RE: VIDEO: PNG Mining Cadastre Portal Help Video 2 : Functionality Overview - New Comment by Alan Wolfe and Bill Feast - Watch
  • A Country Mining Vision Guidebook: Domesticating the Africa mining vision is out! - Marit Kitaw Read
  • Where next for governance of extractives? Old metal, new polish - Michael JarvisRead


  • Oxfam America: Kenya's Oil Boom: An Agenda for Reform; Washington, D.C., USA; October 14, 2014 - RSVP
  • UNCTAD:OilGasMines Special Event: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Through Investment in Oil and Gas Field Services; Geneva, Switzerland; October 15 -16, 2014 - RSVP
  • IGF: The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development; Geneva, Switzerland; October 20-24, 2014 - RSVP
  • IAIA: Special Symposium for Resettlement; Kruger National Park, South Africa; October 20-24, 2014 - RSVP
  • Penplusbytes: New Media Hub Hack4Oil; Accra, Ghana; October 25, 2014 - RSVP

Remember: GOXIans are everywhere

Jobs and More
  • Adam Smith: Fiscal Regime Expert - Kabul, Afghanistan - Apply
  • Foley Hoag: Advisor - Washington, D.C., USA - Apply
  • The Global Innovation Challenge of Making: Share Ideas how to promote better governance, transparency and accountability, and decreased corruption - Submit by October 15
  • OGEL: Call for Papers - Emerging Emerging Issues in Polar Energy Law and Governance - Submit by November 15
  • Synergy Global: CRP Training - October 13 -17 - Register
  • 3ie: Proposal Preparation Grant: impact evaluation of initiatives that promote transparency and accountability of governance of resources in the extractives sector - Submit by October 22
  • IM4DC & AMDC: Course Emerging Leaders in African Mining Program - Cape Town, South Africa February 2 - February 13, 2015- Register
  • Synergy Global & University of Witwatersrand: Certificate Programmes; 
    • March 23 - March 27, 2015 - Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry: Management of Community Impacts - Register
    • June 8 - June 12, 2015 - Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry: Management of Community Benefits and Partnerships - Register
    • November 2 - November 6, 2015 - Community Relations Practice in the Extractive Industry: Developing and Maintaining Stakeholder Relations - Register
Remember: Post a job as a blog and we'll do the rest
Featured organization - Grupo Faro

Grupo Faro (Foundation for Advance of Reforms and Opportunities), is an independent, impartial and secular Civil Society Organization that provides support and promotes active participation of civil society, the private sector and state entities, based on research and analysis, for the proposal, implementation and monitoring of public, local and national policies, aimed to consolidate an Ecuadorian State that is more efficient, equitable, non-discriminatory and democratic. The organization works in five main areas: environment & society, public governance, equity & social opportunities, information society, and economic growth." Connect with Grupo Faro people on GOXI and watch this informational video:

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
  • Soma mine was death trap, report shows - Mining.com - Read
  • The World’s 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons - Oilprice.com - Read
  • Freeport shipments continue amid suspension - Jakarta Post - Read
  • Solar power to replace coal as world's top electricity source by 2050 — IEA - Mining.com - Read
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