Transparency International Zimbabwe is part of the first cohort of 20 Transparency International Chapters involved in TI’s global programme to improve transparency in the process of awarding mining permits.
This global programme seeks to improve transparency and accountability in the extractive industries, focusing specifically on the very first link in the mining value chain: the decisions by government to grant mining or exploration permits and licenses and negotiate contracts.
This research revealed 19 vulnerabilities in the process and practice of awarding blocks of claims for precious metals which lead to 22 corruption risks. Two-thirds of these corruption risks are almost certain to happen. A quarter of them have a catastrophic impact when they do occur. A total of 16 corruption risks were assessed to be major: having either of, or both, a near certainty of occurring and a catastrophic impact.