REPORT: CORRUPTION RISK IN MINING LICENSING AND PERMITS IN THE PANDEMIC ERA

In its 6 July edition, the Devpolicy Blog referred to a recent report from Transparency International: “Through the looking glass: Corruption risk in mining licensing and permitting in the pandemic era”.  This outlines 7 themes of the changed landscape for corruption risk in the mining industry and it and the blog post focuses on one such theme – the first stage in the mining value chain, when decisions are made about whether, where and how mining can take place; allowing for the granting (and/or extension) of licences and permits required. It highlights how corruption risk in the mining industry has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://devpolicy.org/the-perfect-storm-mining-corruption-and-covid-19-20210706/

The report is available at –

https://transparency.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/TIA_COVID_Report_web.pdf

It outlines 7 intersecting themes that characterise the changed landscape for corruption risk in the approval of mining licensing and permitting; and considers the broader implications for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance in the mining sector.

  1. Reconfiguring mining capital and mineral supply chains: The ‘good guys’ or the ‘race to the bottom’?
  2. Border closures and restricted travel: Mediating and dislocating global-local relations
  3. Cutting ‘red and green’ tape: Fast-tracking the economic recovery
  4. Opening up land and relaxing licensing conditions
  5. Stretched oversight: Government funding and pandemic distraction
  6. Giving and receiving: Corporate philanthropy and lobbying in pandemic times
  7. Shrinking civic space, digital engagement contested

Any modest contributions for my time and ongoing expenses are welcomed!  I have a page where you can do so, and where contributions start as low as $3, at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s