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Featured Blog Posts – July 2018 Archive (14)

Weekly GOXI, July 16, 2018

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Added by GOXI on July 17, 2018 at 8:43 — No Comments

Resettlement Impact Assessments and Women

At the May 2018 International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) annual conference, I presented some results of ongoing research which look at the impact on women affected by land acquisition for the purposes of development. It is clear that women’s rights to tenure are often ignored, that women are often not included in the consultation processes around access to land, that women’s crops are often ignored during the valuation process, and that women are not included when cash…

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Added by Gwendolyn Wellmann on July 16, 2018 at 15:04 — No Comments

Myanmar’s Economic Future Hinges on Reforming State-Owned Enterprises

By Andrew Bauer and Arkar Hein

This commentary first appeared as an op-ed in The Myanmar Times on 16 July 2018.

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play dominant roles in Myanmar’s economy. Collectively, they generate about half the government’s revenue, spend half the government’s budget, and regulate…

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Added by Andrew Bauer on July 16, 2018 at 12:52 — No Comments

Opening Up Extractives Contracting to Deter Corruption: What We’ve Learned

Gavin Hayman, Rob Pitman and Amir Shafaie

Increasing transparency, boosting the role of business, and deepening civic engagement in government contracting are powerful ways to deter fraud and corruption, craft better agreements, build trust, and promote a more competitive business environment. But how can we apply these principles to natural resource contracting, where big-ticket projects can be worth billions of dollars?…

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Added by Robert Pitman on July 14, 2018 at 2:30 — No Comments

How Did Fiscal Rules Hold Up in the Commodity Price Crash?

Fiscal rules—permanent quantitative constraints on government finances—are an important tool to help mitigate the macroeconomic challenges associated with managing natural resource revenues. Partly inspired by successes in managing resource revenues in countries such as Chile, Peru and Norway (countries that have established fiscal rules and have abided by these budgetary constraints for over a decade), more countries have been adopting such rules.

 

We reviewed the use of fiscal…

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Added by David Mihalyi on July 13, 2018 at 15:40 — No Comments

La version française du mécanisme de reporting sur l’approvisionnement local dans le secteur minier est maintenant disponible | The Mining LPRM is now available in French

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La version française du mécanisme de reporting sur l’approvisionnement local (MRAL) dans le secteur minier est maintenant disponible.

MRAL définit un ensemble accessible au public d’éléments d’information sur l’approvisionnement local fournis par l’industrie minière qui cherche à combler des lacunes des cadres de reporting et des systèmes de développement durable existants et à standardiser la manière dont le secteur et…

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Added by Emily Nickerson on July 11, 2018 at 21:58 — No Comments

Civil Society and Journalists in Côte d’Ivoire Are Getting Serious - 60 Civil Society Representatives Ready to Make a Better Case for Good Governance in the Mining Sector

The Regional Resource Governance in West Africa (ReGo) Programme, funded by German Development Cooperation and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, runs a series of technical trainings strengthening the capacity of Ivorian Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to better tackle the challenges of a fast growing mining sector

Many times, governments and companies do not take civil society seriously - often more so if…

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Added by Stefanie Heerwig on July 11, 2018 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Gaining on the SDGs – Inspiration from Ethical Corp’s Responsible Business Summit Europe

The Responsible Business Summit Europe (RBSEU), which recently took place in London, sparked debate about how we can transform the world while building great and sustainable businesses. I was inspired by sessions describing how companies are putting into practice processes to achieve the UN’s …

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Added by Sarah Busque on July 10, 2018 at 16:34 — No Comments

Leveraging Artisanal And Small Scale Gold Mining

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on July 9, 2018 at 7:14 — No Comments

Publish What You Pay UK welcomes renewed UK Government commitment to extractives transparency

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) UK has welcomed the conclusions of the UK Government’s Post-Implementation Review (PIR) of initial reporting by oil, gas and mining companies under the UK’s Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014, which implement EU Accounting Directive chapter 10.

The UK Government’s review report, published by the Department…

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Added by Miles Litvinoff on July 5, 2018 at 9:33 — No Comments

Launch of PWYP Indonesia & Anti-Corruption Commission's Report on Monitoring Mining Sector in Indonesia

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia has launched a report, entitled Coordination and Supervision on Mineral and Coal Mining Sector. Resulted from rigorous collaborative work with Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK), this report summarizes the findings, follow-ups, and achievements of KPK’s led initiative, namely Coordination and Supervision in mineral and coal mining…

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Added by Publish What You Pay Indonesia on July 4, 2018 at 14:51 — No Comments

Lessons From Parly Report On Missing Billions From Diamond Revenue

This article was originally featured in the Business Weekly

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Led by Honourable Themba Mliswa, the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy (PPCME) produced a report on its findings and recommendations concerning the allegedly missing $15 billion Marange diamond revenue.

Although…

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Added by Mukasiri Sibanda on July 4, 2018 at 13:27 — No Comments

Weekly GOXI: July 2, 2018

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Added by GOXI on July 2, 2018 at 23:30 — No Comments

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