A number of our key national reports on corruption risks in the mining awards process are now available in English.
In our latest research, our colleagues from Argentina, Mexico, Ghana, Madagascar and the Kyrgyz Republic have completed a year-long investigation into the corruption risks in the process of approving mining rights in their countries.
The extractive sector is notoriously prone to corruption. EITI stakeholders are working to strengthen the EITI’s contribution to tackling corruption.
To prevent corruption in the process of granting mining licences, permits and contracts, you first need to understand and identify the corruption risks. Transparency International’s Accountable Mining Programme developed a custom tool to help you do just this.
Globally, the extractive sector can be a source of livelihood for local people, supports regional development, and helps to boost national economies. However, the sector does have serious institutional and behavioural weaknesses. It is the poorest people, living in the mining areas, who are particularly vulnerable when the mining sector and their governments fail them.