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Reversing the Resource Curse 2019 now open for applications

Reversing the Resource Curse 2019

1-9 April 2019, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest

Applications close: 26 November 2018

 

The course

This is an…

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Added by Sidra Khalid on November 14, 2018 at 19:53 — No Comments

The Extractives Hub takes exciting new data visualisation live

Dear Colleauges,

The Extractives Hub is excited to bring you a brand new feature – interactive charts and graphs showing you how different countries manage their natural resources. Click through to the Hub’s Country Information page to explore your…

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Added by Gokce Mete on November 13, 2018 at 15:38 — No Comments

The complexity of Mining Land Compensation and Ground Rent Payments in Ghana

Land acquisition for any purpose has been difficult in many parts of the world. The situation is worst when it comes to acquiring land for mining and other commercial activities, apart from paying to obtain the land for a certain period, one also pays compensation for any property of commercial or culturally value. Annual ground rents are also paid to institutions and land owners. This article divulges the complex nature of land acquisition and compensation processes mining companies go…

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Added by Felix Adaania Kaba on November 13, 2018 at 2:27 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: 12 November, 2018

A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…

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Added by GOXI on November 13, 2018 at 1:49 — No Comments

BHP, Others Increase Scrutiny of Subcontracting Corruption Risks

Rob PitmanKaisa Toroskainen

At the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Copenhagen last month, Geoff Healy, chief external affairs officer of global mining giant BHP, …

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Added by Robert Pitman on November 10, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

Righting the many wrongs at Peru’s polluted oil Block 192

Indigenous leaders living adjacent to petroleum block 192 in northern Peru are standing up to industry interests. Photo: Julie Byrnes / Oxfam in Peru

Industry interests have trampled on indigenous rights for decades in the Amazon. Does a recent victory for prior consultation signal a departure…

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Added by Andrew on November 9, 2018 at 0:33 — No Comments

EITI Board recognises Papua New Guinea’s achievements in improving natural resource governance

Papua New Guinea achieves meaningful progress in EITI implementation, but further institutional reforms are necessary.

At its meeting in Dakar on 30 October 2018, the EITI Board decided that Papua New Guinea (PNG) has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. The Board recognised PNG’s efforts in implementing reforms to address weaknesses in government systems and in improving the level of transparency on state participation in the country’s extractive…

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Added by EITI on November 7, 2018 at 8:29 — No Comments

EITI Board recognises Papua New Guinea’s achievements in improving natural resource governance

Papua New Guinea achieves meaningful progress in EITI implementation, but further institutional reforms are necessary.

At its meeting in Dakar on 30 October 2018, the EITI Board decided that Papua New Guinea (PNG) has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. The Board recognised PNG’s efforts in implementing reforms to address weaknesses in government systems and in improving the level of transparency on state participation in the country’s extractive…

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Added by EITI on November 7, 2018 at 8:29 — No Comments

EITI week in Dakar: Highlights of the Board meeting

The EITI Board members and around 100 stakeholders gathered in Dakar for the 41stEITI Board meeting, ahead of 250 participants attending the three-day Opening Up Ownership: Africa conference on beneficial ownership, co-hosted by the EITI and the Government of Senegal.

Senegal – new resource-rich country on the block 

“In Senegal,…

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Added by EITI on November 7, 2018 at 8:27 — No Comments

Firm level manufacturing performance in resource-rich countries

A new blog

Firm level manufacturing performance in resource-rich countries
By Degol Hailu and Admasu Shiferaw
http://www.africa.undp.org/content/rba/en/home/blog/2018/firm-level-manufacturing-performance-in-resource-rich-countries2.html

Added by Degol Hailu on November 2, 2018 at 17:01 — No Comments

SOCIO-ECONOMIC EXPENDITURE OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES REVENUE AS EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR CITIZENS INVOLVEMENT IN THE EXTRACTIVE SECTOR ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS: THE CASE OF NIGERIA

The use of EITI audit on social expenditure and its impact on the citizenry is exemplary as it is one of the genuine ways of measuring the effectiveness of natural resource management. The objective of EITI is to assist member countries in reversing the regime of secrecy and opacity through the periodic audit of the extractive sector and widespread dissemination of the findings of the audit reports, which contains the payments made by extractive companies to the government in form of taxes,…

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Added by Paul Ogwu on November 1, 2018 at 12:36 — No Comments

The mining champions of Mongolia, and yet another reminder of what makes our movement powerful

by Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay



I recently travelled to Mongolia to see first-hand the hard work of PWYP members and their inspiring achievements.



There is a way to go for Mongolia’s mining sector to become truly accountable and benefit all its…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on October 30, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

The mining champions of Mongolia, and yet another reminder of what makes our movement powerful

by Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay



I recently travelled to Mongolia to see first-hand the hard work of PWYP members and their inspiring achievements.



There is a way to go for Mongolia’s mining sector to become truly accountable and benefit all its…

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Added by Publish What You Pay on October 30, 2018 at 13:51 — No Comments

Screening hidden beneficial owners: six key steps for government

As government representatives from across Africa gather in Dakar for the EITI regional conference on beneficial ownership, Transparency International releases a new guide for governments on how to use beneficial ownership data to combat corruption in licensing decisions.…

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Added by Lisa C on October 29, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Participatory Environmental Monitoring as a transparency and trust-building tool to navigate socio-environmental mining conflicts in Latin America

Participatory Environmental Monitoring as a transparency and trust-building tool to navigate socio-environmental mining conflicts in Latin America

By Javier Munoz Blanco and Sarah Daitch…

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Added by Sarah Daitch on October 26, 2018 at 23:32 — No Comments

GiZ encyclopedia gender & mining: Call for suggested entries

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GiZ’s encyclopedia on gender and mining offers a quick overview of some of the key actors, programmes and resources in the field. This encyclopedia is in the process of being updated and expanded. Are there any organisations whose work you particularly admire on this issue? Companies or governments that are setting examples of best practices? A key resource which has been indispensable to your…

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Added by Alice Powell on October 26, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Calling Arctic extractive industry experts! International panel is seeking members to promote responsible resource extraction in the Arctic

An international panel is currently seeking members to help promote better environmental performance in Arctic resource extraction industries, while pushing the boundaries of applied research.

The International Panel on Arctic Environmental Responsibility (IPAER) is an independent and voluntary group of experts tasked with assessing the…

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Added by Emma Wilson on October 24, 2018 at 16:37 — No Comments

Knitting Sustainable Development from Mineral Revenue

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on October 24, 2018 at 15:50 — No Comments

What is market systems development and how can it be applied to mining?

Never before has market systems development (MSD) been applied to the mining sector, specifically artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). This is low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing.

The Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) programme, however, is working to change this by applying MSD to the mining sector in Rwanda, which is almost entirely comprised of ASM activities.

What is MSD? It is a framework for…

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Added by James McQuilken on October 24, 2018 at 11:40 — No Comments

Greening the fiscal regime for mining

This blog is reposted from the Green Fiscal Policy Network: 

http://greenfiscalpolicy.org/policy-insights/mining/green-fiscal-regime-for-mining/

 

By integrating environmental concerns into the tax system, a green fiscal regime for the mining sector uses the tax system to influence environmental outcomes from mining activities. Such a regime would tax…

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Added by Steve Macey on October 23, 2018 at 18:37 — 1 Comment

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