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.
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.
In June 2018, the fictional country of Petronia, which serves as the namesake setting of a first-of-its-kind online interactive course on resource governance, made a potentially transformative oil discovery.
Le rapport ITIE 2017 de la Guinée publié en mai 2019 confirme la dynamique expansionniste observée depuis 2014 dans le secteur minier en Guinée, tirée principalement par la bauxite qui a représenté 76% des revenus issus du secteur extractif en 2017.
A BBC investigation has concluded that a recent oil deal in Senegal showed signs of the potential for controversy and possible corruption. As a result, a businessman dogged by ethics questions will walk away with hundreds of millions. What can we learn from this unfortunate turn of events?
Mining subcontractors are important taxpayers and drivers of economic development. But they have not received the same level of attention as mining companies do in terms of transparency, accountability or tax contributions.
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.