The problems with artisanal mining in Ghana are well-known, and I saw them first-hand. What's missing in finding a solution?
Research suggests that to achieve greater accountability for revenue generated through industries like mining in developing countries, we need to get much more political.
Ghanaian citizens are creating opportunities for greater accountability and transparency, and bringing their government representatives along with them.
Aid policies and programs should empower citizens and civil society to have access to information as well as the space to operate, track and verify development spending from all sources.
The relationship between the extractive industries and affected communities is too often characterized by exploitation and conflict. A report on the public commitments of oil, gas, and mining companies will help support positive engagement between companies and communities and lead to improved rights for affected communities.
Eye-catching business graphics can help tell a story. But what's left out of graphics often hints at a more compelling story.