One of the drivers of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative's inception over fifteen years ago was the need to address corruption. Here, NRGI president and CEO Daniel Kaufmann offers evidence-based ideas for how EITI can better meet that goal.
A l’occasion de la fête nationale de la Guinée le 02 Octobre 2019 qui marque le 61e anniversaire de l’indépendance du pays, le Président de la République, Pr Alpha Condé, a réaffirmé dans son adresse à la nation son engagement pour la transparence dans la gestion des revenus miniers destinés aux collectivités locales.
An NRGI staff member recently spoke with Austrade about developments in the Myanmar's mining sector. Their conversation focused on Myanmar’s challenges in attracting foreign investment to generate government revenue while ensuring the sector’s environmental and social impacts are properly managed.
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.
Multinational companies regularly hire agents and fixers to help them win lucrative business in complex or unfamiliar environments. These intermediaries provide introductions, intelligence and an on-the-ground presence in far-flung lands. Sometimes they also serve as conduits for bribes.
Alexandra Readhead, Thomas Lassourd, Jaqueline Taquiri
Tax incentives granted to mining companies are debated across the globe. A new database allows users to compare the fiscal regimes of 104 mining projects across 21 countries; it is the first large-scale, systematic attempt to compile tax incentives used by developing country governments to attract mining investment.
Extractive projects can generate substantial revenues for host countries, and discoveries often bring hopes of jobs, development and newfound wealth. But they also generate a range of negative environmental and social effects, which can have direct and significant economic implications. But fiscal impacts and environmental and social impacts are often assessed and monitored by separate regulatory bodies in separate processes, leading to an incomplete understanding of extractive sector performance.