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Contestations over indigenous participation in Bolivia’s extractive industry: ideology, practices, and legal normsGerman Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2014The participatory rights of indigenous peoples have been at the center of conflicts over resource extraction, which have recently increased in number and intensity across Latin America.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Extractive industry investment in Latin America has increased considerably since the early 1990s, especially in the last decade.Document
Mexico: a moment of opportunity, increasing transparency and accountability in the extractive industries2012Mexico’s oil and mining sectors are highly significant sources of economic development for the country with profound impact on the daily lives of the nation’s people. It is therefore crucial to have timely, comprehensive information that allows citizens to hold the government and companies accountable.Document
No Man’s Lands? Extractive activity, territory, and scial unrest in the Peruvian Amazon: the Cenepa riverInternational Land Coalition, 2012This case study shows how the activities of a large foreign-invested mining company on land held by the Awajun community in the northern forests of Peru have led to a characteristic cycle of state permissiveness in granting mining concessions, thus leading to social conflict.DocumentLebanese Center for Policy Studies, 2015Given Lebanon’s dismal track record in countering corruption and its chronically gridlocked political process, the risks of corruption in the country’s nascent petroleum sector are significant.Document
Spoils of oil? Assessing and mitigating the risks of corruption in Lebanon’s emerging offshore petroleum sectorLebanese Center for Policy Studies, 2015To be fully prepared for Lebanon’s possible transformation into a major oil and gas producer, the risks of corruption in connection to its nascent petroleum sector need to be better understood and addressed.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2015Ghana discovered large oil deposits at Cape Three Points, on its western coast, in 2007.With the discovery of additional oil it is anticipated that the oil sector will significantly boost the economy, which in turn will have a positive developmental impact.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015The economic effects of the Ebola health crisis are slowly unfolding as the virus continues to affect Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The most important sector is mining as these three countries share a rich iron ore geological beltway.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2001Quarrying contributes significantly to the Philippines' infrastructure and overall economic development. Notwithstanding its importance, however, it is a major natural resource extractive sector that causes significant environmental problems. And the sooner we understand the nature and extent of its destruction and be able to do something to address it, the better.Document
A critical analysis of human rights due diligence processes in mineral supply chains: conflict minerals in the DRCSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2015The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has valuable industrial minerals such as tantalite, cassiterite and tungsten, all of which are critical components in the electronics industry. Since 1996 this part of the DRC has seen violent conflict that has claimed more than 5 million lives and is considered one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.