Projects

Policy and Advisory Work + Extractive Industries


Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study

CCSI has been contracted to perform the extractive industries section of the World Bank Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) for Tanzania. The study aims to identify the internal and external trade constraints that hinder the development of the priority sectors and provide policy recommendations on how these obstacles can be overcome. The Government of Tanzania… read more

Supporting Governments in Relation to Fiscal and Legal Frameworks of the Extractive Industries Sector

CCSI is working with a number of governments and civil society organizations to provide advice on various issues relating to the regulatory regime for their extractive industries sector.

DRC: Human Rights Impact Assessments and Economic Models for Mining Projects

CCSI supported local organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to carry out human rights impact assessments, as well as developing two economic models for the Sicomines mine in the DRC to compare the financial flows under the resource for infrastructure deal with a ‘traditional’ contract under the mining code of the DRC.

Paraguay: Leveraging Paraguay’s Hydropower for Sustainable Economic Development

This advisory project to the Government of Paraguay explored the potential of a climate risk management system and sustainable agriculture activities to mitigate environmental vulnerability, and developed a high-level strategic plan to use Paraguay’s vast hydropower resources for sustainable economic development and the diversification of its economy.

UN: Support to the UN SDSN on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

CCSI provides support to the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Thematic Group 10 on Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources.

Mozambique: Development of a Five-Pillar Plan for Resource-Based Development

This 2011 project examined how the vast resource deposits in the Tete province, combined with other major investments along the Nacala and Beira corridors, can be the basis for sustainable, equitable and inclusive growth in the Lower Zambezi Basin.

Liberia: Partnership with the National Investment Commission

CCSI assisted the National Investment Committee of the Government of Liberia in its review of the investment framework and investment proposals related to extractive industries and infrastructure.

Timor-Leste: Support to the Strategic Development Plan

CCSI supported the drafting and adoption of the 20 year strategic development plan (SDP) for Timor-Leste, which was well-received by the development partners, and helped to develop new institutions and laws to optimize the use of the country’s petroleum fund for development.

Guinea, Tanzania, and Zambia : Integrated Community Development at Mine Sites

CCSI is collaborating with the Earth Institute and Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Centers in West and East Africa to adapt the broad precepts of the Millennium Villages Project to the specific conditions of mining sites.

Australia: Supporting the evaluation of the EITI pilot

The University of Queensland (UQ) sub-contracted with CCSI to support the evaluation of the Australian EITI pilot that UQ is undertaking. CCSI brought its international experience with EITI implementation to the evaluation team.