Local governments in the Philippines can influence the decision on whether mining operations proceed in their jurisdictions. Several local governments have denied their consent to mining operators or imposed moratoriums. Environmental gains have been made as a result, but there have also been significant investment losses for the national government. This case study considers the trade-offs associated with granting local authority on mining and explains the challenges that ultimately led to reduced benefits at the local level.
Equipping local governments and communities with governance tools to manage subnational resource wealth is an increasingly important response in efforts to transform natural resources into long term development. This is a study of the successful use of one such tool, multi-stakeholder groups (MSGs), in the contentious Filipino mining sector.
Which types of information—and in which format—will be of use to communities closest to extractive sites? This paper is written for national and subnational policy makers and civil society organizations trying to improve transparency and governance of the extractive sector at the local level.
Natural resource revenue sharing will be part of upcoming discussions on federalism in Myanmar. This paper outlines the current state of fiscal decentralization, describes the size and location of extractive activities, and shares good practices for resource revenue distribution, drawing on international experiences.
Selected aspects of natural resource management have been transferred (or decentralized) to subnational governments in at least 60 countries. Decentralized authority can include power to decide local land uses or to collect and manage fees and taxes from the extraction of oil, gas, and minerals.
The central government should link revenue distribution to the expenditure responsibilities of local governments, and be proactive in building the capacity of local governments to manage these responsibilities.
As a new government assumes power, Indonesia faces a historic opportunity to enhance the country’s management of its oil and mining industries; these enhancements could include more sustainable economic outcomes to benefit all Indonesians, reduction of risks of corruption, and an increase public
Case studies of pilot projects that RWI implemented in Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Peru between 2008 and 2012 and a briefing note provide valuable lessons for governments, civil society, journalists and companies on harnessing the benefits of extraction at the local level.