Burkina Faso is the fourth largest gold producer in Africa just behind South Africa, Ghana and Mali! Between 2009 and 2012 gold mining represented, 26% of GDP and 45% of exports. The revenue derived from gold mining evidently does not benefit the people.
Secure and equitable land rights, particularly for those living in poverty and using and managing ecosystems, are an essential element of a Post-2015 Agenda
Modernization of Myanmar’s agricultural sector is, rightly, a priority. However, mechanization and large-scale agricultural investment is not the only option.
Sweeping measures to improve transparency and governance are urgently needed to end a scandal that has seen Africa lose an average of $1 billion every week for the past 30 years in illicit financial flows.
Soybean production in Paraguay now takes up 80 per cent of cultivated land, displacing agricultural production by family farmers and indigenous populations and deepening inequality in acces
Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima said:
“Oxfam welcomes this high-level push for transparency and accountability in the oil and mining sector.
In response to the Royal Society’s report, People and the
The G20, the preeminent global economic decision making body, has thrown its political weight behind the commitment to shared growth and narrowing the development gap through its Seoul Deve
For countries rich in minerals and hydrocarbons, natural resources should provide an essential source of financing for development.