TOWARDS A MORE ACCOUNTABLE
GLOBAL mining sector

Who gets the right to mine, and how?

Over 20 Transparency International Chapters, from some of the world’s most resource-rich countries, have come together to shine a light on how mining deals are made.

By focusing our spotlight on the start of the value chain we are working to prevent corruption before ground is even broken.

We are collaborating with an ever-growing network of global anti-corruption initiatives. We are working with governments, companies and communities who want to fix the flaws in the way mining permits are granted, flaws that leave the whole mining operation vulnerable to corruption.

Together, we are building coalitions against corruption, because we need to work together to create a fairer process for all.

Latest updates

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New research: covid, corruption and mining

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.

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28 Jul: Submission: Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

Through our research , we found that the NAIF processes for investment decision-making lack transparency, accountability and integrity. These weaknesses undermine public scrutiny of its decisions, give rise to conflicts of interests, and could result in companies with a history of noncompliance, criminal or corrupt behaviour gaining access to public funds.

The Mining Awards corruption risk assessment Tool

THe Mining Awards corruption Risk Assessment Tool

Our custom tool identifies the flaws in the mining awards process that enable corruption to thrive.

Business Integrity

Business Integrity

Business can reduce the risk that weaknesses in the mining awards system will be abused if they take a zero-tolerance approach to corruption.

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Beneficial Ownership

Beneficial ownership

A lack of due diligence on mining licence applicants and inadequate methods to prevent, detect and manage conflicts of interest are major corruption risks.

GENDER EQUALITY

gender equality

Corruption in the decisions and consultations about mining projects affects women and men differently.

community consultation

community consultation

Communities need to be consulted about how mining will affect them, their homes, their land and their environment.

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Environmental and social impact assessments

environmental AND SOCIAL impact assessments

A lack of transparency and accountability in environmental and social impact assessments create corruption risks with significant consequences.

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LATEST TRANSLATION

The Abridged MACRA Tool helps users to identify and assess the underlying causes of corruption in mining sector awards in a shorter time-frame than the original MACRA tool. It is now available in French, Spanish and Mandarin, as well as English.

Our Research

Our research examines where, how and under what conditions corruption occurs when mining permits are granted.

Our Global Report is filled with case studies from around the world, and the MACRA Tool details how users can explore corruption loopholes in their own countries. These publications are available in English, French and Spanish.

Our network

We are a global network of Transparency International Chapters working in some of the world’s most resource-rich countries. Click on the countries below to see national-level research into the corruption risks in mining approvals.
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OUR RESOURCES

Our Insights

We are grateful for the support we receive for this work from the BHP Foundation and the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.