The challenging path to accountability: Lessons from Gwanda mining community

HUGE strides, in the previous years, have actually been made by Publish What You Pay (PWYP) campaign to improve the extractive sector transparency landscape the world over. The outcomes are rather telling. Fifty-one nations are now implementing the Extractive Industries Openness Effort (EITI)– an international finest practice on promoting open and liable management of the extractive sector. In addition to EITI, Canada, EU and Norway now have mandatory disclosure guidelines which force extractive companies listed in their jurisdictions to divulge payments made to local, regional and national governments per task,…

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