Natural Resource Charter

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) | Document | 2014

The Natural Resource Charter is a set of principles for governments and societies on how to best harness the opportunities created by extractive resources for development. It is not a recipe or blueprint for the policies and institutions countries must build, but instead provides the ingredients suc...


Non-Lending Technical Assistance (NLTA): Capacity Development for the Indian Bureau of Mines

The World Bank | Document | 2015

This document is a summary of the activities and outputs supported by the Non-Lending Technical Assistance for the capacity development of the Indian Bureau of MInes. The TA supported: (1) the implementation of the United Nations framework classification (UNFC) classification and quantification syst...


Tanzania (Public) Mining Cadastre Portal

URL | 2016

The Tanzania (Public) Mining Cadastre Portal was developed by the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) and Spatial Dimension to improve transparency and promote investment in the country's mining sector. It is an online mining tenement management system (mining cadastre). Users can click ...


Mining Agreements of Sierra Leone

URL | 2016

This is Sierra Leone's National Minerals Agency portal, which contains all of the latest mining lease agreements the Government of Sierra Leone has signed with mining companies, both local and international.


Guinea Example Mining Contract (in French)

Republic of Guinea | URL | 2014

Guinea example Mining Contract Amendment & Contract Annex, Alliance Mining Commodities Guinee SA, Amendment, Annex, 2014 (in French). Mineral target: bauxite. Example sub-Article, 19.1, relates to State Participation: 19.1 Participation de I'Etat au capital de la Societe. En contrepartie de la Conve...


Zambia Mining Cadastre Portal

Trimble | URL | 2016

Zambia Mining Cadastre Portal was developed to improve transparency and promote investment in the country's mining sector. The Zambian Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development and Spatial Dimension have developed this Mining Cadastre Portal to improve transparency and promote investment in the Zamb...


Ethiopia Mining Sector Development: Policy and Legislative Options Report

World Bank | Document | 2016

This report produced by the World Bank outlines ways in which Ethiopia can further develop its mining sector. Simplifying the regime for acquiring exploration and mining licenses would be a vital first step in encouraging the growth of the sector as well as improving Ethiopia’s ability to manage the...


Colombia Mining Application Online Platform Guide (in Spanish)

Colombia Ministry of Mines and Energy | Document | 2017

This document by Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy is a guide to the “Radicador Web”, the country’s online platform tool for the channelling and processing of mining applications. In Spanish.


Promoting Transparency and Monitoring of Contracts

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2015

This briefing provides a number of reasons for the disclosure of extractive contracts. It also looks at questions and strategies for parliamentary monitoring and enforcing extractive agreements. Extractive contracts are principal documents between a government and a company that details the terms an...


Chile Law on Mining Concessions, 1982 (in Spanish)

Republic of Chile | Document | 1982

This document details Chile's 1982 Law on Mining Concessions. The Law has different provisions for exploration and extraction concessions. The "Ley Orgánica Constitucional sobre Concesiones Mineras" details two types of mining concessions - exploratory concessions and exploitation concessions. In Sp...


Mining Contracts, Sierra Leone (Website)

National Minerals Agency, Republic of Sierra Leone | URL | 2017

This government webpage for "Mining Contracts, Sierra Leone" lists, and provides links to download, seven different mining lease agreements that the Government of Sierra Leone has signed with various mining companies, as follows (date of agreement in brackets): 1. African Minerals Ltd Group of Compa...


Colombia Minas Paz del Rio Mining Contract Negotiation Bulletin (in Spanish)

Colombia Ministry of Mines and Energy | Document | 2013

This bulletin from Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy provides updates on mining contract negotiations between Minas Paz del Rio and the Colombian government. In Spanish.


Five Steps to Disclosing Oil, Gas and Mining Contracts in Tunisia

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2016

This note draws on both international experience and the specificities of the Tunisian context to outline concrete steps that can be taken to promote contract transparency in a way that advances national governance objectives. In Tunisia interest in contract disclosure has manifested itself in the a...


Colombia Cerro Matoso S.A. Mining Contract Negotiation Bulletin (in Spanish)

Colombia Ministry of Mines and Energy | Document | 2013

This bulletin from Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy provides updates on mining contract negotiations between Cerro Matoso S.A. and the Colombian government. In Spanish.


Natural Resource Contracts as a Tool for Managing the Mining Sector

BGR, BMZ, CCSI | Document | 2015

This study examines the different types of legal regimes governing mining projects in 18 countries around the world, with a particular emphasis on the key provisions in mining contracts as well as in law where countries have adopted a licensing regime. In so doing, it discusses some of the reasons f...


Botswana Bamangwato Concessions Limited Mining Lease Act 1970

Republic of Botswana | Document | 1970

This Act amends the Bamangwato Concessions Limited Mining Lease Act 1970 by providing for contractual termination of the mining lease, by altering the period of lease and redefining the area of grant.


IISD Handbook on Mining Contract Negotiations for Developing Countries Volume I: Preparing for Success

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | Document | 2015

This international Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Handbook is designed to help guide developing countries through the process of negotiating investment contracts with mining companies taking a clear purpose and approach: the role mining can play in supporting and promoting sustainable ...


Assessing Mineral Licensing in a Decentralized Context: The Case of Indonesia

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2014

This paper reviews the attributes of a mineral licensing system, as well as the pros and cons of decentralizing licensing as found in the case of Indonesia. Mineral licensing was decentralized in Indonesia in 2001. This paper reviews primarily the case of Indonesia, where the proliferation of distri...


Periodic Review in Natural Resource Contracts

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | Document | 2014

This brief looks at the use of requirements in the extractive industries for investors and the government to meet at regular intervals to consider whether the terms of the agreement between them require adjustment. Through reviewing existing agreements, the brief considers how the requirements have ...


Five Steps to Disclosing Contracts and Licenses in EITI

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2016

This briefing note focuses on disclosing contracts and licenses in EITI. Disclosing contracts and licenses is one of the most important steps that EITI implementing countries can take to promote more effective management of their extractive resources. Contract transparency promotes constructive rela...