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 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”

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”