A lack of transparency and accountability in the awarding of mining sector licences, permits and contracts – the first stage in the mining value chain – is a root cause of corruption in the mining sector.
Transparency International has developed this abridged version of the Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment (MACRA) Tool so that a broader range of civil society organisations, businesses and governments can identify, assess and prioritise corruption risks for action. With a four-month implementation period, the tool enables users to develop an evidence-based plan for effective and targeted action to improve transparency and accountability in the mining awards process.
With the Abridged MACRA Tool, users will:
- Identify the vulnerabilities and strengths in the mining awards process
- Identify and assess the corresponding corruption risks
- Validate and prioritise corruption risks for action
- Transition from research into action