Mine for Who?

Mining activities in East Kalimantan did not have a significant economic impact on the local community. Even though throughout 2018, there were 3,025…

The Deadly Mines of Indonesia

Documentation photo of CNN, 2016 By Olivia Broome on 18 November 2016 It was a hot and humid July day in Sambutan, Indonesia. Junaidi, his brother…

Open Mining: From Extractive Data Disclosure to Citizen Empowerment

“I lived next to a mining operation for years. But I don’t know exactly the (authorized) location of that mining concession. Mining revenue? The…

Moratorium and Its Chance to Improve Mining Governance

Written by: Askhalani* Aceh is one of rich natural resources area particularly in mineral and coal commodities. This mining and coal spread almost in…

How PWYP-Indonesia is Turning Extractives Transparency into Accountability

The Importance of Project by Project Disclosure Indonesia’s vast natural resources wealth includes oil, gas, bauxite, silver, and gold. Indonesia is…

A Global Transparency Wave: The SEC Rule and Indonesia

Last month, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) passed a rule that will require resource extraction issuers to disclose the payments that…

Revealing Beneficial Ownership, Dismantling Economic Camouflage

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia - State authorities, government administration, economic actors, and social-political relations increasingly encourage…

A Story from Cerro De Pasco: Towards a Rights and Environmental Recovery Scheme in the EITI Standard

By: Hermawansyah, Swandiri Institute As a policy dialogue forum, EITI involves 3 parties namely the State, the Business Community & Civil…

Political Dynasty, Economic Disincentives and Natural Resources Corruption

Illustration source here *This paper is the author's personal view The decision of the Constitutional Court which granted the request for a judicial…

Mitigation of the Malaysian Crisis Impact

* This paper is the personal view of the author Malaysia is in turmoil, Action Clean 4.0 involving various components of Malaysian civil society…