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The Elusive Win-Win Balance in Mining. Part 1 – ‘A Very Complex Puzzle…’

Talking Points Blog | Published on 24-03-2014

San Bilal

Mining companies, African governments and civil society organisations seem to live in parallel world [...]


Transparency, economic governance and development: The Extractive Industry Development Forum

Talking Points Blog | Published on 16-12-2011

Jan Vanheukelom

Transparency is hot. Never before in debates about development or economic governance has there been [...]


African Minerals Development Centre – Launch of a Milestone for Making Good Use of Minerals for Africa’s Development?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 20-12-2013

Sebastian Große-Puppendahl

The 3rd Ordinary Session of the African Union Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Minera [...]


African mineral wealth: turning stones into bread…

Talking Points Blog | Published on 10-02-2012

Isabelle Ramdoo (Alumna)

Which policy maker, in particular at the time when many developed countries are struggling with budg [...]


What the Extractive Sector Should Focus On – Part 1: Shared Value

Talking Points Blog | Published on 24-03-2014

Isabelle Ramdoo (Alumna)

As resource-rich countries continue to enjoy high growth rates, the time has come to think about wha [...]


Dirty deals and taxing truths: What do recent high-level commitments mean for tax and extractive industry transparency in developing countries?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 28-06-2013

Florian Krätke (Alumnus)

Following the usual pre-Summit wonk-up, G8 leaders gathered in Lough Erne last week. Amid burning is [...]


Shopping for raw materials: Should Africa be worried about the EU Raw Materials Initiative?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 14-02-2011

This new ECDPM Discussion Paper outlines the some key questions around this highly debated issue. Th [...]


Economic Transformation in Africa: What is the Role for Business-to-Business in the Mining Sector?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 24-03-2014

Sebastian Große-Puppendahl

So that African countries can continue the path of economic transformation, the role of the mining s [...]


What the Extractive Sector Should Focus On – Part 2: Partnerships

Talking Points Blog | Published on 24-03-2014

Isabelle Ramdoo (Alumna)

In Part 1 of this blog I said that one of the main points that came out of the Mining Indaba Confere [...]


Thinking beyond the resource boom: African countries must avoid procrastination

Talking Points Blog | Published on 12-02-2016

Isabelle Ramdoo (Alumna)

The resource sector has entered into a new phase. Prolonged downswings in commodity prices, fuelled [...]