Stronger community voices: addressing corruption risks in community consultation in mining

April 2021

Community consultation, when done meaningfully, offers an opportunity for people to have a say in how mining projects will impact their land and livelihoods.

Meaningful consultation involves taking the time to identify, involve and work collaboratively with all stakeholders early and throughout the process. It is important that meaningful consultation with communities happen throughout the entire lifecycle from licensing to mine closure.

This paper sets out the links between community consultation and corruption during licensing for exploration, new mining projects or mine expansions.