Towards Agenda 2063: Re-inventing Partnership on Extractive Governance
This briefing outlines key principles that should frame stakeholder engagements in Africa’s extractive industries, with balanced participation by companies, governments and other role players. Chief among these is a renewed commitment by all the parties to the idea of shared values and reciprocal responsibilities, within clearly defined frameworks for effective co-ordination. More reflective, evidence-driven dialogues on leveraging the extractive sector towards social and economic transformation without compromising the profitability of private investments are also essential. These need to be informed by a broader conception of partnership among African states, prioritising regional standard setting and lesson sharing, as well as more purposeful strategic partnerships with global systemic players in the extractive sector.