Promoting transparency in Central African mineral development

CIM Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2015, pages 233-239

C. Nwapi
Canadian Institute of Resources Law, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A. Ingelson
Canadian Institute of Resources Law, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
and Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

http://dx.doi.org/10.15834/cimj.2015.23
Abstract With growing international interest in mineral resources in Central Africa, the importance of transparency in resource development cannot be overemphasized. Without transparency, the region cannot maximize revenues from resources. Although the importance of transparency is beginning to be recognized, many factors can hold back the gains of transparency from resulting in real economic development for the countries involved. This paper reviews current financial, economic, and development literature for Central African countries, with a focus on identifying underlying conditions and specific transactional conditions impacting the effectiveness of transparency in mining development in the region.
Keywords: Central Africa, Mineral development, Subnational transparency, Transparency
Résumé En raison de l’intérêt international croissant pour les ressources minérales en Afrique centrale, l’importance de la transparence dans le développement des ressources ne peut pas être surestimée. Sans transparence, la région ne peut pas maximiser les revenus tirés de ses ressources. Bien que l’importance de la transparence commence à être reconnue, plusieurs facteurs peuvent freiner les gains acquis de la transparence à produire un véritable développement économique pour les pays touchés. Le présent article analyse la littérature financière, économique et développementale contemporaine pour les pays de l’Afrique centrale, tout en ciblant l’identification des conditions sous-jacentes et les conditions spécifiques transactionnelles qui ont un impact sur l’efficacité de la transparence dans le développement minier de la région.
Mots-Clé Afrique centrale, développement minéral, transparence, transparence infranationale
Full Access to Technical Paper
PDF version for $20.00
Other papers in CIM Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2015
Search
Sort By:  Relevance
Showing results 1 - 5
Text
Publication: CIM Journal
Issue: 4
Volume: 6
Year: 2015
Text
Summary: Vale has been actively evaluating new technologies to curtail diesel emissions. This paper discusses the selection, installation, operation, and evaluation of the MANN+HUMMEL SMF®-AR diesel particulate filter system to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions in underground mines. The system uses a sintered metal filter element, an iron fuel-borne catalyst with an onboard dosing system, an electric heater that uses onboard power, and a sensor-based control unit. More than 6,000 h of testing...
Publication: CIM Journal
Author(s): J. S. Stachulak, C. Allen, V. Hensel
Keywords: Diesel emissions, Diesel particulate filter (DPF), Diesel particulate matter (DPM), Underground mines
Issue: 4
Volume: 6
Year: 2015
Text
Summary: This paper presents the mixed spectral behaviour of iron ores from deposits in Gua, India. Spectral signatures of powder samples and their two-component mixtures were generated by spectro - radiometry. Spectra were divided into continuum and absorption components. A modified Gaussian model was used to extract subtle features from the absorption components of the spectra. A linear unmixing model (LUM) applied to estimate minerals from the spectra of mixed powder samples indicated that this...
Publication: CIM Journal
Author(s): S. Patteti, B. Samanta, and D. Chakravarty; D. Dutta
Keywords: Abundance estimation, Hyperspectral, Iron ore, Linear mixing model (LMM), Linear unmixing model (LUM), Modified Gaussian model (MGM)
Issue: 4
Volume: 6
Year: 2015
Text
Summary: Conciliation between expansion of the mining industry and sustainable development requirements represents a great challenge. With regards to the various controversies touching this industry, the last decade was marked by a great mobilisation phase of all stakeholders. However, there are still many shortcomings regarding operationalization of the sustainable development concept. This challenge involves shared responsibility between the stakeholders. It requires strengthening government...
Publication: CIM Journal
Author(s): N. Bensalah, D. Ferrand, et C. Villeneuve
Keywords: Adaptation, Climate change, Controversy, Corporate social responsibility, Environment, Ethics, Mines, Stakeholders, Sustainable development
Issue: 4
Volume: 6
Year: 2015
Text
Summary: In an environment of rising energy prices and mining at greater depths, cost-efficient loading and hauling equipment is essential. Conducted at an underground mining operation, this study analyzes the energy consumption and gas emissions of diesel and electric load-haul-dump machines (LHDs) with similar bucket capacities. Based on energy prices from the first quarter of 2014, results of discrete event simulation show that energy costs for diesel and electric LHDs are US$0.24/t and US$0.07/t,...
Publication: CIM Journal
Author(s): A. Salama, J. Greberg, B. Skawina, and A. Gustafson
Keywords: Discrete event simulation, Energy consumption, Gas emissions, Loading systems
Issue: 4
Volume: 6
Year: 2015
Powered by Coveo Enterprise Search