Guinea

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has reiterated his commitment to good governance and accountability following his reelection in November 2015, and appointed a reform-minded minister of mines; there is now more than ever a space for Guinean citizens to contribute to the agenda of mining sector governance reforms.

In the last decade, governments of resource-rich countries like Zambia, Guinea and Mongolia have struggled to tax their extractive industries more effectively. It is a tall order—countries must design an inescapable tax regime that taxes companies more in times of high profits and allows some relief in periods when gains are low.

Citizens from resource-rich African countries are showing ever-greater interest in the management of extractive resources. Civil society members and journalists are demanding transparency and accountability.

This week, 29 participants from 13 countries — including Ghana, Chile, Uganda, Myanmar, Mongolia and Guinea — are taking part in our third annual Executive Course in Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Oxford.

Extractive industry governance and the role of state-owned enterprises across sub-Saharan Africa are squarely in the spotlight after three huge scandals.

While the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has successfully increased transparency in the extractive sector over the last ten years, data from its reports are often underutilized by global and in-country actors. If this challenge is overcome, EITI reports could inform much more to policymaking and public debate, and thereby contribute to better governance and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sector.

The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization has published a new e-book, Africa at a Fork in the Road NRGI’s Daniel Kaufmann contributed a chapter entitled “Evidence-based Reflections on Natural Resource Governance and Corruption in Africa,” a comparative empirical exploration of governance in Africa, with a focus on managing natural resources such as hydrocarbons and minerals.

The dramatic fall in the value of oil and other commodities over the past six months has impacted both governments and communities in resource-rich countries, and has sent many searching for lessons learned during previous periods of price crashes.

The Ebola outbreak materially affected the West African nation’s economy. In this Bloomberg TV piece, NRGI economic analyst Thomas Lassourd addresses the need for a transparent framework to encourage potential investors.

NRGI's head of legal and economic programs, Patrick Heller, interviews Abdoulaye Magassouba, an advisor with the presidency of Guinea, about mining governance in the African country.

Ce guide s’adresse principalement aux Organisations de la Société Civile guinéenne: son but est de renforcer leurs capacités en mettant à leur disposition les informations nécessaires à la compréhension et au contrôle du secteur minier.

A guide for civil society organizations in Guinea, this French-language guide aims to build their capacity and increase their understanding of the extractive sector in order to successfully carry out their oversight mandate.

La Guinée possède les réserves de bauxite les plus vastes au monde, ainsi que des quantités importantes d’or, de diamants et de minerai de fer....

Guinea sits atop some of the world’s largest reserves of bauxite, as well as important quantities of gold, diamonds and iron ore....

Three years after its first democratic presidential election, and just three months after its first democratic legislative election, the Republic of Guinea faces a momentous opportunity to correct the wrongs of the past, prevent future corruption, and establish a stable and attractive investment climate...

A practical guide for journalists aiming to create better coverage of the mining sector in Guinea, this French-language guide presents important tips for better reporting on a key industry.

As part of an ongoing national effort to reform the mining sector, Guinea’s recently established state-owned mining company has looked to the RGI as a reference and disclosed a number of key documents to increase public knowledge...

Dans le cadre d’un effort national de réforme du secteur minier, la société guinéenne de patrimoine minier, a fait référence à RGI et divulgué un certain nombre de documents clés pour informer le public de ses activités.

Les réformes législatives récentes placent la Guinée au niveau des meilleures pratiques internationales, mais les mécanismes de transparence et de contrôle doivent encore être renforcés, selon un nouvel indice publié aujourd’hui, qui analyse la gouvernance des ressources naturelles.

The National Transition Council passed an amendment to Guinea’s 2011 mining code in an effort to attract investors in a more and more challenging global economic context while building on strong provisions for public accountability. “Guinea’s finalized mining code should be seen as an example for transparency and good governance provisions”, said Daniel Kauffman, president of Revenue Watch.