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

Blog | Published on 28-06-2013

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


African mineral wealth: turning stones into bread…

Blog | Published on 10-02-2012

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


What China is Doing to Africa: Copper Beneficiation in Botswana

Blog | Published on 11-08-2014

Image: Selibe Pikwe mine, Botswana. By Merlin on FlickrBotswana s copper and base metals firms are i [...]


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

Blog | Published on 16-12-2011

Jan Vanheukelom

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


Direct Cash Transfers to Avoid the Resource Curse

Blog | Published on 19-07-2013

The current second-round resource boom in Africa should not be a missed opportunity. This time it mu [...]


The Elusive Win-Win Balance in Mining. Part 2 – Show Your Working in the Margin

Blog | Published on 24-03-2014

San Bilal

Constructive talks between mining companies and development actors do take place, but mainly in the [...]


Thinking beyond the resource boom: African countries must avoid procrastination

Blog | Published on 12-02-2016

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


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

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?

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

Blog | Published on 24-03-2014

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