Our work

The Accountable Mining Programme Global Team, based in Melbourne, is a core resource on mining sector accountability.

Over the six years of this Programme, we have produced over 30 publications and translated over half into French, Spanish and/or Mandarin.

Our publications, including reports, briefing papers, factsheets, process maps and interactive online tools are key avenues for sharing our expertise and experience from local chapters to global fora.

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Our latest research analyses five key trends that present corruption risks in mining the critical minerals needed for the energy transition.

This briefing paper supports industry stakeholders and local community members to understand, prevent and respond to these risks, ensuring more socially responsible and environmentally sustainable mining operations.


Our key methodological tool, the MACRA Tool has been used across 23 mining jurisdictions, and identifies more than 80 common corruption risks.

It has proved to be a highly effective method for identifying and assessing the risk factors that create vulnerabilities to corruption at this critical stage.

A new edition, published in 2020, integrates gender considerations throughout; and includes an assessment of a jurisdiction’s strengths, as well as weaknesses, in preventing corruption risks.

An abridged version, also published in 2020, enables users to more rapildy undertake a corruption risk assessment.

Responsible mining business integrity tool

This online interactive self-assessment tool helps mining companies evaluate and strengthen their anticorruption controls and procedures with a focus on project licensing, permitting and acquisitions.

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Anti-corruption guide for junior mining companies

This online interactive guide is designed to help smaller mining companies understand and manage corruption risks during licensing and permitting in high-risk jurisdictions.

Our research on business integrity

Report: beneficial ownership in the mining sector
Promoting beneficial ownership and integrity screening in the mining sector

This guide is for civil society organisations wanting to understand and win support for beneficial ownership (BO) and integrity screening.

Corruption risks and ESG screening of mining investments

To help investors ensure they are investing responsibly, this briefing paper details three key areas investors need to consider as part of integrity due diligence on mining investments.

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Five lessons for building business integrity in the mining sector

This paper, organised around five key lessons, highlights a selection of lessons and recommendations from our work with the mining industry.

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Business integrity factsheet

Having effective systems in place to detect, prevent and manage corruption risks is a business imperative. This factsheet highlights our key messages on business integrity for the mining sector.


Our global report is the first in depth study to look at systemic corruption risks in mining licensing and permitting processes.

Published in 2017, during the first phase of our Programme, it is based on research from 18 resource-rich countries. This report has an accompanying four-page factsheet that provides a snapshot of the key corruption risks identified. These are explored further through six case studies.

In total, 23 Transparency International Chapters developed their own mining awards corruption risk assessment reports. These are all available in English The fi rst 18 include Armenia, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Later, Argentina, Mexico, Madagascar, Ghana and Kyrgyzstan joined the programme and published their research in 2020

Download the report's case studies

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mining rules and criteria
mining licence process
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Environmental Impact Assessment
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