NRGI's Work in Guinea

Country: Guinea
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The Natural Resource Governance Institute has advised the Government of Guinea since early 2011 on various elements of its mining sector reform. NRGI was one of several advisors to the Ministry of Mines and the committee charged with developing the country’s new mining code. We made various recommendations as the government requested comments on the draft code from its international partners and prepared it for submission to the National Transitional Council for approval.

NRGI’s assistance helped the government include in the new code a number of policies regarded as best international practice. These include:

  • Publication of all mining titles and conventions.
  • Measures aimed at preventing conflict of interests.
  • Measures reducing the discretionary power available to key officials.
  • Anti-corruption provisions.

NRGI has advised the government on developing a systematic and accountable mining contract review process. We have shared the experiences of other mineral-rich countries with the two government committees responsible for managing the review, to support their efforts to build and manage a process that is transparent and fair to the interests of both investors and Guinea's citizens.

We have also worked to help Guinea’s civil society organizations enhance their skills to advocate constructively for good governance and robust implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

NRGI is a non-profit policy institute and grant making organization that promotes the effective, transparent and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. NRGI's funding comes through grants from foundations, governments and international financial institutions. The Natural Resource Governance Institute began in 2002 as a program of the Open Society Institute and focused on Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Iraq. NRGI became an independent organization in 2006 to respond to the rapidly rising demand and need for our work.

For more information about the Natural Resource Governance Institute: http://www.resourcegovernance.org/about

Fact Sheet: Guinea (French)

Financial Times: Guinea reignites $2.5bn mining tussle

Le Jour: Revue des contrats miniers en Guinée : des progrès « satisfaisants »

Country Snapshot: Guinea

(For French version, see http://www.resourcegovernance.org/publications/fact_sheets/les-activit%C3%A9s-de-rwi-en-guin%C3%A9e-conakry)