Due to the large sums of money involved, subcontracting carries risks. Procurement deals are less visible and more numerous than the high-profile processes used to award exploration and production rights, and they are harder for government regulators, the media and civil society to scrutinize. They are therefore a common node for corruption.
Les révélations des « Panama Papers » en 2016 et les enquêtes qui ont suivi ont suscité un intérêt grandissant du public à propos des personnes physiques qui se trouvent en dernier ressort derrière les entreprises, autrement
Management of Cambodia’s natural resources is opaque and growing restrictions on civic space mean that communities and civil society groups have few opportunities to engage with the government or companies on critical issues, such as how the impacts of mining on local people are managed or how revenues are used.
Ces deux semaines de formation m’ont appris beaucoup de choses à travers les cours théoriques, la sortie sur le terrain et les échanges avec les autres camarades. Mme Zongo est Député à l’Assemblée Nationale du Burkina Faso et ingénieur hydrogéologue de formation. Cet entretien a porté sur une initiative inédite au Burkina, la commission d’enquête parlementaire sur le secteur extractif, et les perspectives ouvertes par la formation.
Across the world, journalists have been key to uncovering malfeasance in the natural resources sector. Media have exposed illicit activities by international oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria. They have shed light on Cameroon petroleum contracts that bring few benefits to locals and to national accounts.
Each year, the Natural Resource Governance Institute and Gadjah Mada University’s Department for Politics and Government host a residential training course on extractives governance in Indonesia. In 2018, NRGI and partners produced videos covering the course and interviews with course participants.
Datu Abdelawin A. Sangkula, assistant regional secretary for operations in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Autonomous Region in Musliam Mindanao in the Philippines, spoke with NRGI at Advancing Accountable Resource Governance in Asia Pacific about legislative priorities to address Mindanao’s mining sector, improving extractives governance and the unique challenges in diversifying away from mining.
Lucila Cruz Gabriel, a supervising legislative staff officer on the Committee on Natural Resources in the Philippines House of Representatives, spoke with NRGI about the legislative branch’s role in clarifying Philippine mining policy, mining sector reforms and civil society’s push for transparency in minerals at Advancing Accountable Resource Governance in Asia Pacific.