The Green Room: Episode 1: Is the Extractive Industry a Burden or Opportunity for Sustainable Development?

SUMMARY OF THE DISCUSSION The discussion kicked off with a brief introduction of our distinguished speaker, Professor Damilola Olawuyi, and our amiable moderator Dr. Jason McSparren. The topic was one that is long overdue, only to be validated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nigeria as a nation and Africa as a continent has not lived upContinue reading “The Green Room: Episode 1: Is the Extractive Industry a Burden or Opportunity for Sustainable Development?”

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”

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: AN APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: AN APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS Jason J. McSparren 12.12.2019 (2) Quincy, MA The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global governance policy that adds a layer of transparency-as-governance over the fiscal regime of natural resource producing states. [More on this initiative later]. The policy program was initially focused on revenue transfers withinContinue reading “GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: AN APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS”