Through the Looking Glass: Corruption Risk in Mining Licensing and Permitting in the Pandemic Era

May 2021

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In the immediate wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a simultaneous contraction in supply and demand threatened mining jobs, mining capital and mineral rents. Over subsequent months, host governments, mining companies and minerals markets rallied.

Transparency International’s Accountable Mining Programme‘s new research examines the current and future impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on corruption risks in the licensing and permitting of large-scale mining projects.

Through the looking glass: Corruption risk in mining licensing and permitting in the pandemic era outlines seven intersecting themes that characterise the changed landscape for corruption risk in the approval of mining licensing and permitting; and considers the broader implications for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance in the mining sector.