The World Bank Group in Extractive Industries: 2014 Annual Review

The World Bank | Document | 2014

This report provides a summary of World Bank Group (WBG) activities in the extractives industries (EI) sector in fiscal year 2014. The WBG’s objective in the extractive sector is to ensure that natural resources contribute positively to inclusive economic growth and sustainable development, and the ...

Considerations for Indonesia’s New Government: Transparency and Accountability in the Oil and Mining Industries

Natural Resource Governance Institute and Universitas Gadjah Mada | Document | 2014

This briefing focuses on steps that the Indonesian government can take to bolster existing efforts to promote transparency and greater government-citizen dialogue around natural resources. It includes a discussion of mechanisms to increase the transparency of licensing processes (especially in the m...

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...

Oil in Uganda: Hard bargaining and complex politics in East Africa

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies | Document | 2015

This report by the Oxford Energy Institute discusses the politics of oil exploitation in Uganda. From 2006 onward, a series of oil discoveries put Uganda on the global energy map. These were the largest onshore oil finds in sub-Saharan Africa in over two decades, and part of an oil and gas surge i...

Myths and mining: the reality of resource governance in Africa

Dr Claude Kabamba, Southern Africa Resource Watch | Document | 2015

In Africa, mining activities are undertaken by private foreign entities, which pay taxes to the state. However, mining activities are not contributing as much as they should to national economies. The author argues that, to achieve change, countries need to strengthen those institutions that are ess...

EITI: A Parliamentary Tool for Extractive Sector Governance in Liberia and Yemen

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2014

This case study presents lessons learned from parliamentary engagement in the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) process in Liberia and Yemen and offers strategies for other countries seeking to involve parliamentarians in similar ways. Liberia in West Africa and Yemen in the Midd...

Transfer Pricing in the Extractive Sector in Sierra Leone

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2016

This case study investigates the barriers to implementation of transfer pricing rules in the extractive sector in Sierra Leone. Despite concerns about tax revenue leakage in the mining sector the government of Sierra Leone is yet to take action to safeguard its tax base. Comprehensive legal and admi...

Can Transparency Transform Mineral Wealth into Wellbeing? Good Governance of Mineral Resources in the Maghreb: The Challenges and Opportunities of Regionalization

Revenue Watch Institute | Document | 2012

Revenue Watch Institute deputy director Antoine Heuty spoke about mineral wealth in the Maghreb at a seminar in Barcelona on 30 November 2012, sponsored by the Barcelona Center for International Affairs. The two-day event focused on economic governance of natural resources in the Middle East. Heuty'...

Tanzania Beneficial Ownership Roadmap

EITI | Document | 2016

This publication contains Tanzania's beneficial ownership roadmap. It contains objectives on the legal framework for beneficial ownership disclosure; beneficial ownership defnitions; politically exposed persons; level of disclosure details and data reliability; data collection procedures and data ac...

Mongolia Beneficial Ownership Roadmap

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative | Document | 2016

This is Mongolia's roadmap on how it intends to disclose the beneficial owners of the companies active in the extractives sector. The goal of the road map is to increase general public monitoring and owners accountability through disclosing Beneficial Owners of corporate entity(ies) that bid for, op...

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...

Beneficial Ownership and Networks of Incorporation: Financial Secrecy Index 2015 Results

Adam Smith International | Document | 2017

This table shows the 2015 results of the Tax Justice Network's Financial Secrecy Index, as described in the 'Definitions of beneficial ownership' section of the 'Beneficial Ownership and Networks of Incorporation' topic on the Extractives Hub.'

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 ...

Evidence-based Reflections on Natural Resource Governance and Corruption in Africa

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2015

This book chapter by NRGI President Daniel Kaufmann investigates natural resource governance and corruption in Africa. Mr. Kaufmann’s contribution consists of a comparative empirical exploration of governance in Africa, with a particular focus on the challenges in managing natural resources such as ...

Final Report on the Validation of the Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Afghanistan

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative | Document | 2013

This report presents the findings of the EITI mission for the validation of the process of implementation of the EITI in Afghanistan, conducted between 9 and 18 December 2012. Of the 18 assessed requirements, 8 have been met while the remaining ten are in a state of more or less proximity to complet...

Beneficial Ownership: Tackling Hidden Company Ownership Through Myanmar's EITI Process

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) | Document | 2016

This report recommends seven steps that stakeholders in Myanmar could take to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) beneficial ownership requirements in a way that increases the potential for concrete improvements in natural resource governance. They include setting a st...

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...

Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Report for Financial Year 2013/4

Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative | Document | 2014

The Myanmar EITI National Coordination Office submitted the country’s first EITI 2015 report to the EITI International Secretariat on 2nd January 2016, which was approved by the Multi-stakeholders group. This report includes three sub-sectors – Oil and Gas, Gems and Jade and other minerals.

Cameroon Beneficial Ownership Roadmap (in French)

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) | Document | 2016

This publication contains a Beneficial Ownership Road Map for real estate disclosure in Cameroon. The road map consists of 6 major objectives, including the creation of awareness; the definition of key concepts; diagnosis of the legislative and regulatory framework; the collection and verification o...

Protecting the Cornerstone: Assessing the Governance of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Groups

MSI Integrity | Document | 2015

This report features the results from a comprehensive assessment by MSI Integrity of national-level multi-stakeholder groups (MSG) governance practices in the EITI. Beyond reviewing governance documentation, MSI Integrity also examined the actual governance practices of 15 countries through a combin...