sharing in governance of extractive industries
Formal agreements between resource companies and subnational or local level stakeholders affected by company projects, or local level agreements (LLAs), are becoming an important mechanism for increasing benefits for local communities and minimizing or avoiding conflicts in many countries. The main objectives of this policy paper are to assess Mongolia’s experience with LLAs to date, identify gaps and opportunities, and recommend policy responses to improve existing regulation and…Continue
I joined a national dialogue workshop in Ulaanbaatar, hosted by UNDP, UK Embassy and CSM Policy Research Institute in Mongolia on March 21, 2016. It was for presenting and facilitating discussion of Training Module on Responsible Mining in Mongolia. The main objective of this module is to build the capacity of local governments and small and medium-sized mining companies in Mongolia for developing responsible mining.
The core research team was comprised of me, Dr Munkhzul Dorjsuren…Continue
Contract transparency is crucial in ensuring deals in the extractive industry deliver better outcomes for the host nation and community. Civil society has long campaigned for contract transparency in ‘first and third world’ traditional mining countries. Except Australia, however, contracts are not common in ‘first world’ mining countries. Instead, we find in these countries a mature licensing system…Continue
Mongolia is one of several developing countries in the world where project proponents are legally required to establish agreements with host communities or local government authorities. While agreement making with Indigenous peoples has become a standard process in the mining industry in few countries such as Australia and Canada, it is new to many resource-rich developing countries.
Unlike agreements with Indigenous communities in Australia and Canada that are widely regarded…Continue