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”

Developmental State and New Regionalisms in the African Context

The value chains of the African mining sectors underwent structural transformation in the 1980s and increasing in the 90s as western-based mining and energy interests capitalized on the liberal ‘globalization’ era. Perhaps, the Africa Mining Vision plays a role in a realignment of current structures as states maneuver to gain a greater percentage of sharedContinue reading “Developmental State and New Regionalisms in the African Context”

THE MINING-DEVELOPMENT NEXUS

States across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are well endowed with natural resources. In many cases, resource-rich[1] African states are economically dependent on the extractive sectors – mining for minerals and metals and drilling for oil and natural gas. According to Kaufmann (2012), extractive-dependent African societies can have as high as 80 percent of their populations livingContinue reading “THE MINING-DEVELOPMENT NEXUS”

New Book Release!

A great new book has just been released titled: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CANADA’S ROLE IN AFRICA’S EXTRACTIVE SECTORS Edited by Nathan Andrews and J. Andrew Grant. University of Toronto Press My chapter is titled: The Impact of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights on Corporate Social Responsibility Policies: An Assessment of CanadianContinue reading “New Book Release!”