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Find the publication here » The University of Queensland Mining and local-level development: examining the gender dimensions of agreement making and benefit sharing Using research conducted in mining locations including Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Laos, this publication examines how the participation of women affects agreement negotiation, governance and local benefits. Furthermore, it outlines factors through which gender equality in negotiating, implementing, and monitoring agreements between communities and mining companies can be achieved. Responsible Leadership—Lessons from the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics By Sir Mark Moody-Stuart Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Group and of Anglo American, offers a personal insight in the field of corporate responsibility, ethics, and sustainability of the world’s leading companies in the oil and mining sectors. It also includes the discussion of Shell’s major controversies and serves as a manifesto for responsibility in business and leadership. Find the publication here » World Gold Council Responsible Gold Mining and Value Distribution The second edition of the Responsible Gold Mining and Value Distribution report, published by the World Gold Council, includes data from 26 countries and 15 member companies. It helps stakeholders understand the economics around mining by examining the impact that the responsible gold mining sector has on development. Find the publication here » Shared Value Initiative Extracting with Purpose: Creating Shared Value in the Oil and Gas and Mining Sectors’ Companies and Communities This report identifies how companies in the extractive industries can adjust their approach to social issues in order to deliver business value. It includes specific case examples from the mining industries and identifies four challenges that deter shared value. Additionally, the report highlights common behaviors by companies that prevent them from delivering shared value and offers recommendations on how to change them. Find the publication here » The World Bank The Power of the Mine—A Transformative Opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa This study reveals the potential but also the challenges of integrating power and mining. It presents three real sector scenarios in Guinea, Mauretania, and Tanzania and highlights how shared infrastructure can provide the anchor demand needed to develop regional projects and public-private investment opportunities. It addresses risks of integration as well as options for policy makers. Find the publication here » The World Bank Public Private Dialogue for Specific Sectors: Extractive Industries This paper addresses the benefits of Public Private Dialogue (PPD) for the extractive sector and highlights three key principles needed to ensure effectiveness in PPD engagement. It illustrates the most pressing issues the industry faces and identifies relevant stakeholders, including companies, governments, local suppliers, and the media. Find the publication here » IMF, The World Bank Administering Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries: A Handbook By Jack Calder This joint IMF-World Bank handbook draws attention to effectiveness in administering revenues from the extractives sectors. Moreover, it provides useful guidelines to help policy makers and officials create legal frameworks, organizational structures, collaborations, procedures, and transparency when administering revenue from the industry. Find the publication here » IFC Lessons of Experience—Peru LNG: A Focus on Continuous Improvement This publication highlights the lessons of experience from the IFC-PERU Liquefied Natural Gas (PLNG) project. Through the successful application of IFC’s Performance Standards and its strong commitment to managing environmental and social risks throughout all phases of the project, PLNG successfully managed and mitigated operational and reputational risks related to their environmental and social performance. A focus on continuous improvement and adaptive management throughout the project, and an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and participatory monitoring are among lessons that are useful across sectors. Find the publication here » IFC A Strategic Approach To Early Stakeholder Engagement: A Good Practice Handbook For Junior Companies In The Extractive Industries This handbook addresses the context and challenges of Early Strategic Stakeholder Engagement faced by junior companies at the exploration and preliminary project development stages. Juniors generally have limited resources so inputs need to be comprehensive, strategic and tailored to each stage. The handbook takes the reader through the process of building trust, relationships and gaining and maintaining a social license to operate at each project’s life-cycle stage. Find the publication here » IFC Baseline Assessment And Development Of A Fisheries Livelihood Restoration Plan (Draft May2014) This handbook is intended to be a guide for projects whose development and operations have an impact on fish resources and the fishermen who depend upon them. It provides practical tools that may assist projects aiming to contribute to the sustainable development of fishing-based livelihoods in fishing communities within the project-affected area through their community investment programs and/or targeted development assistance.