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1 February 2005

Working Together: Assessing Public-Private Partnerships in Africa

Author: Peter Farlam, South African Institute of International Affairs

...the record of PPPs [public-private partnerships] in Africa over the last 15 years is mixed, the process is complex, and governments should not expect PPPs to be a ‘magic bullet’... The involvement of the private sector in providing water, sanitation...

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1 February 2005
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Author: Escola de Cultura de Pau (UAB), Instituto Persona, Empresa y Sociedad, ESADE

Este Boletín electrónico mensual ofrece una selección de las noticias e iniciativas más importantes sobre Empresa y Derechos Humanos a escala internacional y, en especial, de aquello que acontece en España y América Latina...[se refiere a BHP Billiton,...

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1 February 2005

[PDF] Veolia Environnement: A corporate profile - A special report by Public Citizen's Water for All program

Author: Public Citizen

Despite Veolia's global track record of corruption, broken promises, environmental degradation, price-gouging, obfuscation, misdirection and secrecy, the world's largest water company continues to enjoy substantial support within powerful pockets of...

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27 January 2005

Oil curse stalks Africa's new petro-state [São Tomé & Principe]

Author: Michael Peel, Financial Times

The government has begun developing rules and institutions for the oil sector that are either not present or are ignored in other resource-rich states. A revenue management law...sets up an oversight committee and requires the government to give...

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14 October 2004
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Author: Coalition tchadienne ‘Publiez ce que vous payez, publiez ce que vous gagnez’

La formation de la Coalition tchadienne ‘Publiez ce que vous payez, publiez ce que vous gagnez’ afin d’oeuvrer pour la transparence dans la gestion des fonds publics, l’exploitation du pétrole et des autres industries extractives au Tchad en faveur du...

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22 August 2004
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22 August 2004
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5 August 2004

The boom that only oils the wheels of corruption

Author: César Chelala, public health consultant & writer, in International Herald Tribune

In my role as a public health consultant, I recently visited Equatorial Guinea for the first time since 1993. After more than a decade, despite the oil boom, I was unable to see any improvements in the living standards of ordinary people.

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13 July 2004

Republic of Congo Cut From 'Clean' Diamond List

Author: Mark Bourrie, Inter Press Service

An international diamond "policing" scheme [Kimberley Process] has stricken the Republic of Congo from its list of countries certified as following global trading rules, and accused the nation of exporting illegal gems.

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1 July 2004
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