Is the current Local Content Policy (LCP) the answer for our iron ore industry? The idea of increasing local content for extractives and other natural resource products exported from a developing country has its roots in the 1960s and 70s when developing countries were mainly integrated into global markets through the exports of raw materials […]
“Reverse the Curse: Maximizing the Potential of Resource Driven Economies” by Mckinsey is a very good reference document for evaluating how we are doing in realizing our 2035 Vision of Sierra Leone as a middle-income country. It not only confirms that we are on the right path, but gives us hope of better days to […]
Just returned from a week out in an island off Chesapeake bay with a dozen or so people from different parts of world, where we produced a book on how to understand mining contracts. The book is intended for negotiators, civil society activists, parliamentarians etc. We used a known Civil Society activist Abu, as our […]
Have been attending the meeting of the World Economic Forum at Abu Dhabi. One issue under discussion is what should replace the MDGs after 2015. There are many facets to the issue but one that I find curious is about how to set goals that can be applied universally given the different positions of countries […]
As a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fragile States and Conflict Prevention I’ll be blogging from the Summit on the Global Agenda taking place in Abu Dhabi from November 18 to 20. Read my post entitled “Peace Must Underpin the New Development Goals” on the forum’s website at http://forumblog.org/.
There is a widespread perception that our mineral resources are not serving the interests of the country; is this true? Some argue that bad agreements allow foreign investors to get away with the lion’s share, leaving very little for the country. Some also think that one of the major problems is that the ore is […]