Global Snapshot

1 January 2017

Accountable Mining

This global snapshot explores where and how corruption can get a foothold in mining approvals processes – before ground is even broken.

Transparency International has assessed the risks that can lead to corruption in 18 resource-rich countries to identify the warning signals as early as possible.

Our research found that vulnerabilities to corruption exist in the mining approval regimes of jurisdictions across the world, irrespective of their stage of economic development, political context, geographic region or the size and maturity of their mining sectors. Based on our Global Report, Combatting corruption in mining approvals: assessing the risks in 18 resource-rich countries, this snapshot highlights some lessons from our research on corruption risks in mining approvals and illustrates what the government, mining industry and public can do to address these risks.