How COVID-19 and the pandemic era have changed the landscape for corruption risk in the mining industry.
Our latest 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, and outlines seven intersecting themes that characterise the changed landscape for corruption risk.
At Corruption Watch we are working to provide important oversight over the process of approving mining rights during the pandemic. We are investigating and fixing the loopholes that enable corruption to thrive in a sector as big, powerful and impactful as mining.
The extractive sector is notoriously prone to corruption. EITI stakeholders are working to strengthen the EITI’s contribution to tackling corruption.
Several mineral resource-rich countries are looking to the mining sector for their economic recovery post-COVID. However, it is imperative that those who are impacted the most by mining – women and men in local communities – have a say in mining-related decisions.