Resource Center

Uganda

The Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Bill, 2012, will govern upstream petroleum activities, including procedures for licensing, environmental safeguards, transparency rules and the government’s institutional set-up.

Uganda

The Petroleum (Refining, Gas Processing and Conversion, Transportation and Storage) Bill, 2012, will govern downstream activities.

Uganda

Part VII of the Public Finance Bill, 2012, spells out procedures for petroleum revenue management.

Sierra Leone

This NACE guide offers basic advice on policy decision-making for parliamentarians charged with management of Sierra Leone's mineral resources.

Ghana

This guide provides basic information for parliamentarians exercising oversight of the emerging oil and gas sector in Ghana to ensure that good governance prevails in the sector.

Guinea

To guide a historic planned review of its mining contracts, the government of Guinea set out Terms of Reference desigend to foster good governance, fair treatment of mining companies and increased investor confidence.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is rich in minerals which could contribute significantly to the development of the country. This report clearly illustrates that this is not sufficiently the case due to limited tax and royalty contributions from mining companies.

Ghana

A colelction of contracts, deeds of assignment and the unitization agreement from Ghana's Jubilee Field, as published by Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC's published mining contracts approved/signed after 2008 government renegotiations.

Nigeria

This background paper from the Center for Global Development's "Oil to Cash Initiative" considers the implications of allocating a share of Nigeria’s oil wealth directly to citizens of the Niger Delta.

Guinea

Guinea's Mining Code approved on 9 September, 2011.

Sierra Leone

This paper from Bishop Stephen Munga of Tanzania highlights the inherent policy challenges of equitable taxation in a context of growth and development.

Nigeria

This 2011 law guarantees Nigerian citizens access to public information kept by the government, public institutions and private bodies carrying out public functions or spending public funds.

Equatorial Guinea

This report from EG Justice highlights the importance of full civil society participation in Equatorial Guinea's EITI process.

Parliaments

This Policy Forum guide to parliamentary advocacy is based on the experience of Tanzanian civil society, but also offers a wealth of general, practical tools for influencing legislation in extractive sectors.

A framework describing the key steps in the develpment of natural resources, from planning and extraction, to processing and sale, and through to the ultimate uses of the revenues.

Regarding the need for international accounting and disclosure rules in corporate reporting of oil, gas and mining activities, and role of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).