Since 2013, the AMDC has supervised the establishment of country-level mining visions in 13 countries in East, Central and Western Africa, facilitated the AMV Private Sector Compact, established an AMV Civil Society Forum, and initiated an African Minerals Governance Framework (AMGF).
Increasing transparency as well as business and civic engagement in government contracting are powerful ways to craft better agreements, improve public services, deter fraud and corruption, build trust and promote a more competitive business environment. A new report from NRGI and the Open Contracting Partnership details how to do it.
Petroleum contracts in Nigeria are fundamental documents that set out the legal framework for oil and gas projects. A report from NRGI specifies why these contracts should be disclosed, what type of documents should be released, and how the government can make it happen.
In an move welcomed by observers and oversight actors, the regulatory body overseeing the Lebanese oil and gas sector has published exploration and production agreements by the government and a consortium for two offshore blocks.
La précarité de la situation politique et sécuritaire de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) continue à faire l’actualité. Mais malgré l’instabilité de ce pays, d’importants progrès ont été enregistrés, du côté du Gouvernement comme de la société civile, sur la voie de la publication des contrats relatifs à l’extraction des ressources naturelles de la RDC.
The precarious political and security situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to make global headlines. But despite the upheaval, government actors and civil society advocates have made strides in the important initiative to make public many of the contracts that govern extraction of the country’s bountiful natural resources.
Political parties can help ensure that their country gets the best deal for the extraction of its resources, manages revenues for the long-term best interests of citizens and avoids the resource curse.
In Mongolia, resource companies are encouraged to use local level agreements (LLAs), and though the quality and uptake of these agreements is not consistent, the country's experience provides important lessons for any resource-rich country that seeks to improve agreement-making in communities.