Local Content

6. Road map for developing local content 

The following points offer practical steps that could be undertaken to design and integrate a local content policy and framework.

Step 1: Engage the private sector 

  • Invite major investors to local content assessment workshop

  • Establish ways of working and information exchange with investors and SMEs

Step 2: Enhance the local content policy

  • Consult domestic and international extractives companies on existing policy

  • Assess need for legislative and regulatory requirements to ensure compliance

  • Revise legislation, regulations as required

  • Establish monitoring and evaluation reporting requirements (e.g. employment and training plan, local participation plan, etc.)

Step 3: Measures to promote policy and project implementation

  • Assess and revise institutional arrangements as needed

  • Introduce a risk analysis framework 

  • Agree sector priorities and phases to implementation

  • Enhance local content assessment and/or demand and supply gap analysis approach

  • Produce an annual local content assessment report

Step 4: Improve information provision from all stakeholders

  • Require significantly increased local content information from companies

  • Establish web-based information system of local suppliers

Step 5: Resolve market distortions

  • Review taxation arrangements

  • Review production cost differentials

Step 6: Funding for local content support

  • Identify, assess and engage sustainable national funding sources

  • Assess and engage donor partner funding

Step 7: Enhance the capacity of local companies

  • Promote trade associations, chamber of commerce etc. 

  • Design and deliver comprehensive capacity building programme, including technical training, investment financing, contracting strategies, procurement & proposals, international secondments, incubators, etc.

  • Conduct supply chain mapping analysis

  • Establish business opportunities & information exchange

Step 8: Enhance the education system

  • Measure education levels

  • Assess skills gaps in curricula compared to extractive industries requirements/standards

  • Enhance the vocational training programmes and curricula as needed

  • Develop vocational and apprenticeship offerings, enterprise based training accreditation