On the sidelines of Advancing Accountable Resource Governance in Asia Pacific, Grice spoke with NRGI about a formative early work experience in Papua New Guinea as a sustainable development group manager with Newcrest Mining, his more recent work and quantifying the unquantifiable.
Villanueva is the director of the Philippine civil society organization Alternative Forum for Research in Mindanao. AFRIM focuses on natural resource management, sustainable rural development and peacebuilding.
Tolonen’s research focuses on how natural resources affect labor markets, criminal behavior, health and social welfare, and, in particular, gender inequality. Tolonen also focuses on the economics of gender in the household and child health in developing countries.
Carole Nakhle, the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy and a new NRGI board member, spoke with NRGI before International Women’s Day about the growth of AccessWIE, “anemic” female participation in the extractives sector, and the roles NRGI can play in addressing gender inequality and women’s empowerment.
Last week the mining industry held the African Mining Indaba, its annual sector meeting in Cape Town. Concurrently, civil society organizations from across the region met for the ninth annual Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI).
¿Sabías que en el 2016 la recaudación de impuestos del sector minero de Perú fue negativa? Es decir, ese año el gobierno le devolvió al sector más de lo que pagó en impuestos. El resultado final fue que la recaudación fue de -755 millones de soles. ¿Por qué sucedió esto?
In 2016, tax collection from Peru’s mining sector was negative. In other words, the government returned more money to miners than these companies paid in taxes paid. The result was that the collection was approximately negative USD 250 million. How did this happen?
NRGI set out to collect total oil, gas and mining revenue data for the countries included in the Resource Governance Index to find out how many dollars flow to governments that mismanage the handling of their natural resources.