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.
There is growing momentum to define the core objectives and principles of local level agreements in Mongolia. But the national government itself must do a better job of facilitating a national dialogue.
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.
Unlike in the resource-rich country in the film Black Panther, much of Africa’s mining sector is currently dominated by foreign direct investment; its raw minerals are often exported with limited local participation in the sector and tax revenues are eroded.