COVID-19 Consultancy at Transparency International Australia
Title of Consultancy: Impact of COVID on corruption in mining approvals
Application Closing Date: 28 October 2020
Consultancy Start and End Date: 9 November 2020- 31 December 2020
Location of Consultancy: Open
We are keen to understand the impact of COVID-19, and associated regulatory responses and business practices, on the mining approval process across countries and to understand emerging trends or issues.
We are looking for a consultant to undertake research, engage with key stakeholders and write a paper. The overall objectives of the paper are to:
- Understand the impact of COVID-19 on the mining approvals process, both in terms of the legal framework and its implementation, as well as likely future trends
- Identify and analyse corruption risks emerging in mining approvals and their consequences – now due to COVID-19, and in the post-COVID recovery phase, and likely future trends. The focus should be on both the approvals stage and also on compliance with conditions imposed or guarantees given through the mine life cycle.
- Analyse whether, and if so in what way, countries with stronger governance processes are better placed to respond to the corruption risks and related challenges that COVID-19 is posing to mining approvals processes. Also consider how the political and legislative response to COVID19 and associated economic recovery is affecting the corruption risks and related challenges to mining approvals.
- Provide recommendations as to how the Accountable Mining Programme should incorporate issues related to COVID-19 into our future work, as well as any specific areas of focus and approaches/ methods we should consider in the context of COVID-19.
Applications close 28 October 2020 COB, please email to [email protected] Please download ToR for more information.