sharing in governance of extractive industries
World Bank is seeking International Non-Governmental Organization(s) (NGO’s) with interventions designed to support the governance of the mining sector, by…Continue
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Au fur et à mesure que les projets relatifs aux mines, à l'énergie, aux infrastructures et à l'agriculture s’étendent, ils empiètent lentement sur les collectivités existantes. C'est pourquoi nous entendons de plus en plus souvent parler de " déplacement involontaire " et de " réinstallation " lors de l'élaboration des projets. Ces termes sont souvent associés à de graves implications pour les personnes affectées et les entreprises responsables de tels impacts. C'est la raison pour laquelle…Continue
Added by Kim Rahel Schultze on March 18, 2019 at 18:23 — No Comments
This blog is based on introductory remarks delivered by EITI Executive Director Mark Robinson, to the 42nd EITI Board in Kyiv. He lays out his reflections since he took up his role in November and offers his vision for the organisation moving forward.
As I reach the 100-day mark since I stepped into my position as EITI…Continue
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India’s National Mineral Policy 2019 says: “natural resources, including minerals, are a shared inheritance where the state is the trustee on behalf of the people to ensure that future generations receive the benefit of inheritance. State Governments will endeavour to ensure that the full value of the extracted minerals is received by the State.”
This is acknowledgement that (i) future generations…Continue
Added by Rahul Basu on March 16, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments
Authored by Ines Schjolberg Marques and Indra Thévoz
Four lessons learned from the journey towards beneficial ownership transparency in Ukraine
Considering Ukraine’s pioneering efforts on extractives transparency, it is hardly surprising that Kyiv was chosen to host the …Continue
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Authored by Sam Bartlett
On the eve of the 42nd EITI Board Meeting in Kyiv, EITI Ukraine hosted a roundtable on the EITI’s transition from a focus on EITI reporting toward encouraging systematic disclosure
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Authored by Rebecca Iwerks
Rebecca Iwerks is the Director of Capacity Development at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and works to develop curriculum to help actors translate research into effective policy change.
The changes to the EITI Standard approved by the EITI Board in Kyiv last week represent a significant step towards making natural resource governance more gender-inclusive. The EITI’s 52 member states are now required to…Continue
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Gold mining has for several decades contributed to the socio-economic development of many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it has also caused considerable environmental damage and human health concerns in mining communities. However, despite the extensive proliferation of policies and programs aimed at addressing the adverse environmental impact of mining, limited attention has so far been paid to identifying what might constitute environmental policy best practices across…Continue
Added by Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu on March 14, 2019 at 15:19 — No Comments
Globally, the extractive sector can be a source of livelihood for local people, supports regional development, and helps to boost national economies. However, the sector does have serious institutional and behavioural weaknesses. It is the poorest people, living in the mining areas, who are particularly vulnerable when the mining sector and their governments fail them.
A number of organisations have grown in recent years to tackle corruption at every stage of the mining value chain.…Continue
I spent a week in Turkana. A most depressing week on the vast, parched and barren Turkana land. Arriving in Turkana, there are no illusions- it is a harsh place, intolerably hot with little vegetative cover. And yet, this land, most barren- yielded an oil resource that holds the potential to transform the lives of not just the Turkana, but the lives of many Kenyan citizens.
Tullow Oil, with government oversight, has been actively developing the project from as far back as 2012. The…Continue
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by Andrew Bauer, Silas Olang and David Mihalyi
In February, Kenya’s government released a draft law that would establish a new sovereign wealth fund. The fund would channel the nation’s petroleum and mineral revenues to three “components”:…Continue
Added by Andrew Bauer on March 7, 2019 at 4:16 — No Comments
As mining, energy, infrastructure and agricultural projects expand, they slowly encroach upon existing communities. Due to this, we increasingly hear the terms ‘involuntary displacement’ and ‘resettlement’ being used during project development. These terms are often associated with serious implications for both the affected people and companies creating the impact. It is for this reason the Government of Guinea has initiated a process to develop a national Resettlement Framework. A team of…Continue
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By Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay
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Over the past decade at least, “resource nationalism” has been a hotly debated concept for those in the oil, gas and mining industries, government decision-makers and media who cover the space.
It was also a main theme at this year’s Mining Indaba. …Continue
A weekly digest of activity on GOXI…
Added by GOXI on March 5, 2019 at 10:42 — No Comments
Due to new work projects and moving countries, it’s been a while since I did one of these. So here's a quick round-up of gender & extractives news for January & Februrary 2019, including "News from around the world", "EITI - A milestone", "Update re: Canada's C69 Bill", and "The female face of artisanal mining"
EITI reaches a milestone in Kyiv
It’s been a pretty exciting month for the transparency &…Continue
Added by Alice Powell on March 4, 2019 at 23:44 — No Comments
The joint Swedish Environmental Protection Agency – UNDP Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) launched today a free online course on mining governance in collaboration with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The training course is…Continue
Added by Francisco Filho on March 1, 2019 at 21:57 — No Comments
Authored by Aasmund Andersen and Christina Berger
On 25 November 2018, journalists, civil society members and senior government officials gather at the government media information centre in Kabul. National TV is broadcasting, live streaming on media channels is under way. Hon. Minister of Mines and Petroleum…Continue
Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 10:05 — No Comments
Government to use EITI to promote transparent and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources
The EITI Board today approved Argentina’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. Argentina, the third-largest economy in Latin America, becomes the EITI’s 52nd member country.
“I congratulate Argentina on becoming a member of the EITI…Continue
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