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Taxation As a Domestic Resource Mobilisation Tool for Financing Development in Sub Saharan Africa

"The global financial crisis exposed the vulnerability of developing countries for their reliance on foreign aid resources for their development agenda. The crisis resulted in the dwindling of resources for the countries advancing aid and subsequent…

Balancing Extractive Activities and Biodiversity Conservation in the Congo Basin: Opportunities for Green Growth

"The Congo Basin forest is the second largest intact tropical rainforest in the world and also contains mineral deposits of economic importance. This paper discuss challenges and opportunities for balancing extractive sector activities and biodivers…

Blockchain in the Mining Industry: Implications for Sustainable Development in Africa

Distributed ledger technologies (DLT) enable the creation of digital databases stored across multiple locations. In the most-advanced design of DLTs, blockchains record and publish transactions through a peer-to-peer and tamper-proof block structure…

Exploring the Challenges, Opportunities and Experiences of Women in Mining in Zvishavane District of the Midlands Province in Zimbabwe

The principal dimension of segregation in the Extractive Industry is the degree to which men and women are benefitting differently across the mining value chain. This is despite years of advocacy for gender equality in accessing and controlling mini…

An Assessment of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

The Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), founded in 2003, was formed as a tool to improve and promote transparency in the oil and gas, and mining sectors, respectively. It was primarily designed to overcome the challenge of revenue…

Greenwashing under Growing Regulatory Scrutiny

On 10 March 2021, a set of ‘green finance’ rules designed by the EU to prevent greenwashing – the act of claiming that a fund is sustainable when in reality it is working against sustainability objectives – was applied to certain financial services …

Stranded Assets: The Nexus Between Extractives, Climate, & the Circular Economy within the African Extractives Sectors

As the world moves towards a low-carbon energy transition, the potential risk of stranded assets within the extractives sectors in Africa is increasingly a reality for many fossil fuel dependent countries. The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to limit glob…

No Mine is an Island: Shared Infrastructure for Social Benefit in the African Extractives Industry

The quality and availability of transport and other critical infrastructure has been a major barrier to the development of world-class mineral deposits in Africa. When infrastructure is not available and the host government is unable or unwilling to…

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