This training manual supports journalists in Africa to investigate and report stories of land corruption, a subject that remains under-reported and poorly understood.
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A lack of transparency and accountability in the awarding of mining sector licences, permits and contracts – the first stage in the mining value chain – is a root cause of corruption in the mining sector. Yet other initiatives to improve governance and prevent corruption in extractive industries (oil, gas and mining) do not focus fully or exclusively either on the mining sector or this stage of the value chain. This tool fills this gap by helping users to identify and assess the underlying causes of corruption in mining sector awards – the corruption risks that create opportunities for corruption and thereby undermine the lawful, compliant and ethical awarding of mining sector licences, permits and contracts.
Check out the related Combatting Corruption in Mining Approvals Report.
Below are case studies of Combatting corruption in mining approvals on the following subjects:
- How accountable are companies for their environmental and social impacts? (Accountability)
- How meaningful is community consultation? (Community)
- Weaknesses in the licensing process (Licensing Process)
- Who gets the right to mine? (Right to Mine)
- Who benefits from mining approval decisions? (Revolving Doors)
- How ethical and fair is the process for opening land to mining? (Open Land)
You can also download a Global Snapshot on corruption risks in mining approvals.