Achieving Natural Resource Justice. Extractive Industries Global Program Strategic Plan 2016 - 2019

Oxfam America | Document | 2016

This is the 2016 – 2019 Strategic Plan for the Oxfam International Extractive Industries (EI) Global Program. Oxfam has set Focus Goals, Engagement Goals and Operational Goals for achieving natural resource justice. The Focus Goals (financial transparency, expenditure accountability and tax justice;...


Issue 19: Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

Extractives Hub | Document | 2018

This issue of the Extract focuses on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. Many everyday products contain metals that may be sourced from post-conflict or politically-unstable regions. For many of the companies producing these goods, it is no longer acceptable to have relationships with suppliers who m...


Resources and resourcefulness : gender, conflict, and artisanal mining communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

The World Bank | Document | 2015

This report discusses the gender-conflict nexus in ASM communities in Eastern DRC. Recent studies in the DRC tend to focus on human rights abuses or on the status of women, however few investigations examine the link between mining and sexual violence. Further, there has been insufficient analysis o...


Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | Document | 2013

This report focuses on the relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and discusses how the management of natural resources can be used to enhance women’s engagement and empowerment in peacebuilding processes. Part I of the report examines the relationship be...


Spotlight on publications: extractive industries and conflict management

Evidence and lessons from Latin America (ELLA) | Document | 2016

Extractive industry investment in Latin America has increased considerably since the early 1990s, especially in the last decade. Expansion of extractive activities into new territory has led to new rounds of conflict and contestation in the region, including over resource use and control, territoria...


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...


Rapid Desk-Based Evidence Search to Support a Business Case for Support to Afghanistan’s Transport, Energy and Water Infrastructure Sectors

Dr Yusaf Samiullah | Document | 2014

This HelpDesk Report gives an overview on the evidence to found to support a business case for supporting Afghanistan’s water, transport and energy infrastructure sectors. The report contains the state of Afghanistan’s economy and growth, an overview of infrastructure and the extractive industries, ...


Namibia's Membership of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme | URL | 2015

Namibia is a member of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), a joint government, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. Botswana chaired the KPCS in 2006 and was...


Responding to the challenge of fragility and security in West Africa : natural resources, extractive industry investment, and social conflict

The World Bank | Document | 2015

This report discusses the challenge to convert resource rents into sustainable development trajectories in the context of West Africa's current extractive industry boom. Evidence suggests that government dependency on extractive industry revenue can have a corrosive impact on both politics and gov...


Extractive Industries and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: The Role of Social Accountability

United States Institute of Peace | Document | 2013

This report explores the link between mineral extraction in Afghanistan and violent conflict, asking what can be done to harness the country’s mineral wealth so that governance is strengthened. Social accountability mechanisms in the extractive industry are proposed as one way to strengthen governan...


Women in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Karen Hayes and Rachel Perks | Document | 2012

The paper highlights the role of women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining labor force and illustrates how this is essential in the transitions from an informal and unregulated sector historically associated with war and corruption into a more efficient and formal labor economy. This chapter focuse...


A War Within Wars: The Impact on Women of the Violent Struggle For Natural Resources in the Congo

Centre for Social responsibility in Mining (SMI CSRM) | Document | 2015

Wars in the Congo for the last two decades have been a struggle characterized by a global competition between industrialized nations and the world’s emerging economies for easy access to the most strategic mineral use to advance innovation in modern technology. The demand for raw materials has dis...


Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas

UNDP, IFC and IPIECA | Document | 2017

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 goals, represents the world’s plan of action for overcoming poverty while protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize that economic growth needs to be accomp...


European Union Regulation on supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

European Union | Document | 2017

This document is the European Union’s 2017 Regulation No. 871 on supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The regulation establishes a European Union system for supply chain due di...


Conflict-Free Gold Standard

World Gold Council | Document | 2012

The Standard has been developed to establish a common approach by which gold producers can assess and provide assurance that their gold has been extracted in a manner that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict or contribute to serious human rights abuses or breaches of internati...


Botswana's Membership of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme | URL | 2003

Botswana is a member of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), a joint government, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. Botswana chaired the KPCS in 2006 and wa...


Trade Restrictions and Conflict Commodities: Market Reactions to Regulations on Conflict Minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2012

This paper uses an event study approach to investigate the claim that conflict minerals legislation in the United States (US) led to a ban on some mining exports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and that the passage of US regulation caused a ban on both production and trade by regula...


Costs of Company-Community Conflict in the Extractive Sector

Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Shift, and the University of Queensland | Document | 2014

This report is the first to systematically evaluate both confidential and publicly available data of the costs of company-community conflict on a large scale, drawing as it does on 45 confidential interviews with leading practitioners and 50 public cases of sustained company-community conflict. It b...


Cooperation Agreement Between the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan

Intergovernmental Authority for Development | Document | 2012

On 27 September 2012 Sudan and South Sudan signed, in Addis Ababa, a collection of agreements ("the Addis Ababa Agreements 2012") bringing closer to an end the more than two years of negotiations that had taken place previously between the two governments. The last round of negotiations held under t...


OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) | Document | 2017

The “OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector” guide provides practical guidance to mining, oil and gas enterprises in addressing the challenges related to stakeholder engagement. This guidance is part of the work the Organisation for Economic Co-ope...