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Africa Mining Legislation Atlas

The African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) is a free online resource which gathers African mining legal frameworks into one searchable and interactive repository. It includes a variety of types of legal regime, including mining codes, regulations and other legislation. The database is fully searchable, allowing users to compare data and codes across geographies and by type of natural resource. The AMLA also provides guiding templates, designed to provide a foundation on which government employees in the process of revising or preparing mining legislation can base their work. AMLA also provides capacity building and training programmes. The initiative was established by the World Bank's Legal Vice Presidency in 2013. It is being implemented by the African Legal Support Facility in co-ordination with several African Universities.



GOXI is an online space for dialogue and a platform for innovation and collaboration serving people across stakeholders groups, countries and initiatives who work actively on extractives sector governance issues. GOXI is designed to be a community for practitioners to exchange knowledge, opinions, analysis and news, connect and collaborate with others actively working on the sector and dealing with similar challenges.


Natural Resource Funds

Natural Resource Funds is a joint initiative of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and the Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). The project brings together information on natural resource funds from around the world, aiming to equip policy makers, government officials, researchers and citizens with a better understanding of natural resource fund governance and management, and in particular to provide governments with the necessary tools to set up funds of reform existing ones. The project focused on fund management, investments, transparency and accountability, as well as the fiscal rules which govern them. 


Negotiations Support Portal

The Negotiations Support Portal is an online tool developed by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) to assist host governments planning, preparing for, negotiating, monitoring, and implementing large-scale investments in the extractive industries, land and agriculture, and infrastructure sectors, and to facilitate coordination among support providers and host governments. The portal provides information and support relating to development of regulatory frameworks and national strategic visions, as well as resources to assist governments in negotiating and implementing critical investment deals. The portal also aims to facilitate knowledge sharing and coordination among government departments and donors on assisting governments with large scale investment projects. It is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. 



Nigeria Extractive Industries Initiative (NEITI)'s mission is to promote transparency and accountability in Nigeria’s extractive industries, that drives sustainable socio-economic development and good corporate governance in Nigeria. It works towards creating an effective regulatory and enforcement institution of government that ensures extractive industries transparency and accountability through the elimination of all forms of corruption in the revenue determination, payments, receipts, posting and application of resources. One of the key statutory functions of NEITI is to conduct regular audits of the extractive sector. 


Online Spatial Data

Online Spatial Data, developed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), provides free and interactive maps and downloadable data covering geology, geochemistry, geophysics and mineral resources across the world.



ResourceProjects.org is an open-source data repository on oil, gas and mining projects across the world. Data provided by ResourceProjects.org consists of project by project reporting of payments to governments based on recent mandatory disclosure legislation in the EU, Norway, US and Canada, as well as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). ResourceProjects.org links this data to associated information such as project location and status, associated contracts, companies and licences from a variety of government and industry sources. The programme is currently under development. It is being implemented by the Natural Resource Government Institute (NRGI).  


Rights to Resources

Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI), Natural Resource Rights in sub-Saharan Africa is an interactive map which provides information on citizen and community rights to natural resources on the continent. The project assesses legislation based on local rights to five natural resources: water, trees, wildlife, minerals and petroleum. Assessment results are clearly coded by colour, demonstrating trends across the region and clearly showing results. Users can also use a “compare” tool, allowing side-by-side comparisons across countries and natural resources.


Unlocking EITI Data

Unlocking EITI Data aims to harness data made available by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to improve government policy making and generate public debate on the extractive industries. The tool, which is being developed by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), provides summaries of EITI reports, provides country level data, including on production volumes, production values, revenues received by governments, and payments issued by companies. Additionally, it includes a variety of tools which assist users to interpret data. Unlocking EITI Data also includes project level data, as well as lists of data sources used for production volumes, commodity prices and macroeconomic and social indicators.



Using Extractive Industry Data is a DFID-funded programme, which is making freely available data and information already in the public domain (‘open data’) related to the extractive industry - oil, gas and mining - more accessible and understandable for a range of data users, including local communities, civil society, local and national governments, and extractive industry companies, in four countries in Africa and Asia-Pacific, namely Burma, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.