Category Archives: Extractive Industries

Africa Progress Report 2013 – Africa Progress Panel

  Africa Progress Panel – Africa Progress Report 2013: Equity in Extractives Launch Date: 10 May 2013 Preparing the report… Our first consultation meeting at Oxford University. Read more… Download the…

Beating the resource curse in Africa: a global effort

Good Governance Africa. Africa holds 60% of the world’s platinum deposits, more than 40% of the world’s gold and almost 90% of the world’s diamonds, not to mention substantial oil…

Transparency alone fails to reveal corruption

  Good Governance Africa. A voluntary programme to promote greater transparency in oil, gas and mining may have entrenched devious ways of concealing bribes and other forms of corruption. Mark…

EU agrees landmark anti-corruption law for global resource companies

Global Witness. 9 April 2013 New law represents a major victory after decade and a half campaign The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and…

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Epiphanies from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn’t be so smug about corruption. FOREIGN POLICY. MARCH/APRIL 2013. INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA E. KEATING It was hardly the best of…

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The Other Resource Curse – Moving away from fossil fuels could be devastating for some of the world’s poorest countries.

Foreign Policy. BY MICHAEL LEVI |  FEBRUARY 7, 2013 For as long as people have talked about moving beyond fossil fuels, another tantalizing prospect has hovered over the horizon: the decline of…

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Can Africa become the new Persian Gulf?

LSE’s Raj Verma says West African oil is on the rise. A version of this article originally appeared on the LSE IDEAS blog. Oil prices have increased dramatically since the beginning of…

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Managing Risks In The Extractive Industries

Lionel Badal. African Arguments (Royal African Society). October 25, 2012 Rising demand fuelled by emerging countries, most notoriously China and India, has led to increased competition for natural resources. Despite recurrent volatility…

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Time To Improve State Participation In Africa’s Extractive Industries

Zanele Hlatshwayo. African Arguments (Royal African Society). October 12, 2012 The rise in commodities prices over the past decade (referred to by some economists as the ‘commodities super-cycle’) has led to a…

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From the Ground Up – Revenue Watch Institute Annual Report 2012

INTRODUCTION We are at the beginning of an era of new opportunities to address the challenges faced by countries rich in natural resources but in many cases fragile and poor,…