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.
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.
By supporting artisanal miners to apply for formal licences and have better avenues for voicing their concerns, TI Zimbabwe is working to make the process fairer and cleaner.
Information is power – it enables women and men in communities to hold decision-makers to account and ensure they consider the community’s interests.
Our new report
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.
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.
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.
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.