Monthly Archives: August 2018

New World Bank Manual and other Resources could Increase Transparency in Extractive-Sector Licensing and Assist SAIs During Reviews

A new resource from the World Bank’s Financial Integrity Unit is now available and could be of assistance to Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) when conducting audits using the extractive-industries value chain.[1] The value chain describes the different steps of the development process, from discovery through extraction, to lasting value creation for society.[2] An important step in the…
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Watching Every Last Cent: New Tools for Monitoring Oil and Mineral Revenues

Every year, mining, oil and gas companies pay hundreds of billions of dollars to governments around the world. However, many countries rich in natural resources fail to translate this resource wealth into economic growth. Between 2010 and 2015, we estimated that oil produced in developing countries alone amounted to about $1.55 trillion in government revenue. But…
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Transfer Pricing (TP) Course held in Freetown Sierra Leone from 4th To 8th June, 2018.

Transfer pricing (TP) is an ever-growing concern for resource rich under-developed countries. The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the BEPS (Base Erosion Profit Shifting) project have gone a long way in preparing guidelines and regulations that such countries can adopt in order to tackle this problem. African countries are losing over USD…
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