CORRUPTION RISKS IN MINING CONCESSIONS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTEGRITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN THE MINING SECTOR IN ARGENTINA
Poder Ciudadano is one of 20 national chapters of Transparency International (TI) participating in the Accountable Mining Programme, coordinated by TI Australia. This Programme complements existing efforts to improve the transparency and accountability of extractive industries, concentrating and focusing specifically on the beginning of the chain of mining decisions: the moment in which Governments grant permits and licences, negotiate contracts and establish agreements.
This research identifies and assesses the levels of integrity in the processes of awarding mining rights in Argentina.
Poder Ciudadano’s analysis, in conjunction with a team of specialists, aims to serve as a primary contribution to promoting discussion about the need for greater levels of integrity in the mining concession process. It is imperative that the State, businesses, civil society and communities work together in order to improve the management of natural resources. This must be done to promote and give effect to social equity and to strengthen the mechanisms for preventing and sanctioning corruption.