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.
Some oil, gas and mining companies reporting their payments to governments under U.K. law have omitted important elements. Publish What You Pay and NRGI have raised concerns around the omissions, and authorties are taking action.
Daniel Kaufmann, Erica Westenberg, Rebecca Iwerks, Joseph Williams, Rob Pitman
Major enhancements of the global norms governing transparency in natural resources are afoot. Progress on these issues helps ensure that EITI remains relevant as a global standard for extractives transparency and reflects emerging best practices in implementing countries.
L’évènement préparait la quarantaine de secrétaires généraux et receveurs des communes minières de la Guinée à mieux coopérer avec les autres parties prenantes, que sont les élus locaux, les autorités administratives locales, les entreprises minières, les organisations de la société civile (OSC) et les populations locales, pour assurer le succès du Fonds de Développement Economique Local (FODEL).