This factsheet provides a brief overview of the MACRA Tool, which helps users identify and assess the underlying causes of corruption in mining sector awards.
These maps help stakeholders identify points within the process of approving mining rights where transparency and public accountability need to be strengthened. As mining licence processes differ across Australian jurisdictions, these maps focus on the mining-rich states of Queensland and Western Australia.
The paper highlights key lessons for combatting corruption in the mining sector through effective implementation of the licence allocation disclosure requirements in the EITI Standard. Available in English, French and Spanish.
What is the process for awarding mining rights in Kenya? What steps must the company and the government follow?
Corruption Watch has produced three process maps – two that describe the process of awarding mining licences and one that describes the process of obtaining environmental authorisation to mine.
Mining is an important feature of Zambia’s economy. Copper, cobalt, coal, gold, manganese and emeralds are among its most prominent minerals, accounting for just over 10 per cent of GDP and more than three quarters of total export value.
Diamonds are found in about a quarter of Sierra Leone in the south-east and east of the country. Thousands of mining licences are clustered around the drainage areas of the rivers in the Kong, Kenema and Bo Districts.
The process of awarding mining licences can be complex and complicated. These maps help users understand the process.
Mining, mostly gold and coal, contributes about 8.4 per cent to Kyrgyzstan’s economy. This map depicts the process for obtaining a licence for large-scale mining through a tender process – a process reserved for minerals of national importance
Ghana is Africa’s largest gold producer, and gold contributes to more than 90 per cent of the country’s total mineral exports. This map depicts the process of obtaining a prospecting licence for large-scale mineral extraction