As Mines Become More Automated, What Happens to the Social Licence to Operate?

International Institute for Sustainable Development | Document | 2016

This blog examines the impact of this automation on local spending and employment. Its aim was to determine the impact on economic development in host states and, by extension, the mines’ social licence to operate.

Toolkit for Transfer Pricing Risk Assessment in the African Mining Industry

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH | Document | 2017

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, have developed this toolkit for African tax authorities seeking to assess transfer pricing risk ...

Base erosion and profit shifting

OECD | URL | 2016

Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) refers to tax avoidance strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations. Under the inclusive framework, over 100 countries and jurisdictions are collaborating to implement the BEPS measures and ...

Many ways to lose a billion: How governments fail to secure a fair share of natural resource wealth

Publish What you Pay | Document | 2017

This report, by PWYP Canada, responds to a persistent question: is my government receiving its fair share of revenues from extractive sector projects? While no single report can specify what constitutes a fair share for every resource project, by identifying and illustrating the common pathways to g...

Mining a Mirage? Reassessing the shared-value paradigm in light of the technological advances in the mining sector

IGF and CCSI | Document | 2016

This report, co-produced with the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment, looks to the near and medium terms, exploring what will happen to the local employment and procurement components of the shared-value paradigm—and, by extension, to the mining companies’ social licence to operate—if techno...

Mining Automation: Threat or Opportunity for FDI Technology Spillovers?

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | Document | 2015

This paper explores the benefits and challenges of mining automation. Host countries increasingly seek to benefit from technology and knowledge spillovers from foreign direct investment in their extractive industries by imposing regulations on foreign mining companies operating in their economies. S...

Resource Projects (open source data on oil, gas and mining payments)

NRGI | URL | 2018

Information on extractive projects are scattered across different company, government and civil society websites. These sources are available in varying storage formats and tabular structures. This repository collects and cleans these different sources of project data into a single harmonized data f...

Indonesia: model + new EITI data = answers on how mining regime is applied

Open Oil | URL | 2018

In this blogpost by Johhny West, he explains that no single issue dominates the third model in OpenOil’s collaborative series with partners, that of the Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in Indonesia (model and project documents), with Maryati Abdullah (interview) and Rizki Ananda (interview) of Publi...

How EITI implementation contributes to domestic resource mobilisation

EITI | Document | 2017

The brief provides examples from many of the 51 EITI member countries of how they have used their implementation of the EITI Standard to boost domestic resource mobilisation. While progress is being made, the brief concludes by setting out further ways in which countries can make use of the EITI to ...