The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Africa Mining Vision (AMV): Policy Tools for Natural Resource-based Development

Jason J. McSparren The EITI (www.eiti.org) – The global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources – is arguably the most prominent global governance intervention applied to the extractive sectors. Since its inception in 2002, the EITI has targeted official corruption and fiscal mismanagement in the extractive sectors by reinforcing democraticContinue reading “The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Africa Mining Vision (AMV): Policy Tools for Natural Resource-based Development”

The Africa Mining Vision: Beyond Official Development Aid and Partnerships

Approaching 2020, geopolitical order is experiencing widespread disruptions that are creating flux in global power structures. This, along with economic and political progress across Africa, creates an opportunity for states to make structural change in the extractive industries through the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). Development in African states has been curtailed firstContinue reading “The Africa Mining Vision: Beyond Official Development Aid and Partnerships”

THE ORIGINS OF THE GOOD GOVERNANCE AGENDA (GGA)

Jason McSparren 12.13.2019 Quincy, MA Through structural adjustment programs (SAPs), the World Bank focused on public sector reform aimed at efficiency and economic growth across Sub-Saharan Africa. However, a shift took place following a 1989 Bank report that blamed a ““crisis of governance” in Sub-Saharan Africa for a lack of effective use of development aidContinue reading “THE ORIGINS OF THE GOOD GOVERNANCE AGENDA (GGA)”