Renforcer les capacités sur les enjeux des activités extractives et les défis qui se posent aux pays riches en ressources en Afrique francophone, face aux ambitions légitimes des peuples d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie grâce à leurs ressources extractives.
This post focuses on the Ruashi mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ruashi is a copper and cobalt mine in the southeastern Katanga region. The author explores the difference between payments made by the mine's operators and those that the country's mining code mandated.
Mining subcontractors are important taxpayers and drivers of economic development. But they have not received the same level of attention as mining companies do in terms of transparency, accountability or tax contributions.
In the first part of this two-part series, NRGI senior economic analyst Thomas Lassourd shares insights from publicly available EITI datasets on payments made by mining companies to the governments of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
At the formal launch of the ResourceContracts.mn contracts portal on 22 April, Mongolia’s deputy minister of mines and heavy industry reaffirmed the country’s commitment to publishing mining and petroleum contracts and announced the public release of over 150 new contracts. After several years of stuttering progress on contract transparency in Mongolia, this is welcome news.
Tanzania passed sweeping new laws for its extractives sector in 2017 with the objective of getting a larger share of the benefits from its mineral and gas deposits. Among other significant changes, these laws increased taxation of the mining sector.