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...

Manual for the Open Upstream Gas and LNG Model

T.M. Mitro | Document | 2016

This model has been developed for training purposes. It models the gas value chain from the upstream project to the use of gas under the form of LPG, LNG or as feedstock for local industrial or power generation uses. It allows users to assess the different LNG structures that can be considered when...

Turning Zimbabwe's Natural Capital into Wealth

Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) | Document | 2013

This is a discussion paper that aims to offer constructive advice and alternatives on how Zimbabwe can strengthen the governance of its extractive sector for the benefit of its people in the short to medium term. The paper also calls on local, regional and international stakeholders to collaborate e...

Raw Talks: Paul Stevens, End of an Oil Era?

Raw Talks | youtube | 2017

This succinct account of some of the factors underlying petroleum economics may be of value to sector decision makers and stakeholders

The Extractive Industries Sector: Essentials for Economists, Public Finance Professionals, and Policy Makers

The World Bank | Document | 2015

The extractive industries (EI) sector occupies an outsize space in the economies of many developing countries. Economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers working in such countries are frequently confronted with issues that require an in-depth understanding of the sector. The objec...

Mapping Risks to Future Government Petroleum Revenues in Kenya

Oxfam, Don Hubert | Document | 2016

The loss of government revenue due to tax avoidance/evasion strategies by multinational companies has received significant attention in recent years in both developed and developing countries. It is widely accepted that the extractive sector is particularly vulnerable to tax evasion. Kenya has th...

East Africa Gas - Potential for Export

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies | Document | 2013

This report discusses the development of new offshore gas in Mozambique and Tanzania. It concludes that the speed and volume of LNG exports from Mozambique and Tanzania will be a function, not only of the amount of gas, but also of domestic politics and policies, the economics of the proposed export...

Commodities Trading Transparency Game-Changing Opportunity for U.K. Leadership at the London Anti-Corruption Summit

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2016

This briefing argues that, currently subject to limited regulation and even fewer reporting requirements, companies engaged in physical commodity trading of oil, gas and minerals should be required to publicly report on their transactions with government entities. The U.K. is well-positioned to cham...

Low Oil Prices Impose Difficult Choices in Uganda

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2015

This blog post explains how low oil prices have imposed difficult choices in Uganda. Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (PEPD) recently extended the deadline for firms to submit bids in its first-ever round of licensing for six oil blocks in the Albertine Graben. The extension is in...

International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)

ITIC | URL | 2016

The International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) is an independent, nonprofit research and educational organization founded in 1993 to promote tax reform and public-private initiatives to improve the investment climate in transition and developing economies. ITIC works with ministries of finance, ...

EITI Afghanistan Inception Report and Fourth Reconciliation Report

EITI | Document | 2016

This is the Fourth Afghanistan EITI Report, which covers the two fiscal periods 1391 (21st March - 20th December 2012) and 1392 (21st December 2012 – 20th December 2013). It finds that the country faces a number of difficult challenges to meet the EITI Standard requirements. The security background ...

Fiscal Regimes Topic

Adam Smith International | URL | 2017

This is the URL link to the "Fiscal Regimes" Topic page on the Extractives Hub.

What is a Competitive Fiscal Regime for Foreign Investment?

University of Dundee | Document | 2011

Developing countries are in a race to attract foreign investment in their extractive industries. The competiveness of a fiscal regime coupled with the consideration of geological risks and rewards, political and macro-economic risk is essential in winning over the investors, Due to globalisation, in...

Implementing AML/CFT Measures in the Precious Minerals Sector: Preventing Crime while Increasing Revenue

IMF | Document | 2014

The trade in precious metals and stones has been linked to illicit financial flows, corruption, smuggling, drug trafficking, illicit arms trafficking, and the financing of terrorism. In addition, the extraction of precious minerals and the subsequent trade in these resources, if properly managed, pr...

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.

Corporate income taxes, mining royalties and other mining taxes

PwC | Document | 2012

This summary of income taxes, mining taxes and mining royalties should allow the reader to roughly compare the various governmental costs of investing in a mining operation in a particular country.

Hypothetical Scottish Shares of North Sea Hydrocarbon Revenues

Professor Alexander G. Kemp and Linda Stephen | Document | 2013

The Scottish economy has benefited enormously from the exploitation of oil and gas from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Thus the exploration, development and operating expenditures required for production and processing are to a considerable extent located in Scotland. They have made a major contri...

Harnessing Resource Revenues for Prosperity in Zambia

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2009

This paper examines the macroeconomic management of Zambia’s natural resource endowment over the past century. It describes how the state has adopted different strategies to secure a share of the rents from copper mining, how these strategies have affected incentives for exploration and production a...

Sustaining Mining Investments in the Evolving Context of Sustainable Development (English/Chinese)

International Institute for Sustainable Development | Document | 2013

In April 2013 the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Global Environmental Institute convened a workshop in Beijing and discussed how international tools and instruments can help Chinese companies address the challenges raised by the growing demands of developing count...

Iraq’s Technical Service Contracts – A Good Deal For Iraq?

Peter Wells | Document | 2009

The idea for this article arose from the publication in September 2009 of full commercial terms and cash flow analysis for a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) signed by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Shamaran Petroleum Company. The Shamaran documents offer a rare glimpse of the de...