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For resource-rich developing countries, effective natural resource governance is crucial for economic development and poverty alleviation. During the most recent commodity boom and bust, Mongolia continuously reformed its governance structures, seeking to increase the efficiency of its mining operations. Today Mongolia has a mix of socialist-style state-owned enterprises, contemporary equity ownership models and production-sharing agreements. Mongolians are learning from past policy decisions and developing solutions to strengthen their resource governance practices. They are also sharing knowledge with regional stakeholders from similar economies to foster peer-to-peer learning around good extractive sector governance.
Peer-to-peer learning plays an important role in knowledge mobilization and in sharing real experience by creating learning opportunities between countries at similar stages of resource development. Given its academic affiliations, CIRDI is in a unique position to offer a neutral forum for learning and the exchange of ideas. The emphasis on international peer-to-peer learning helps to defuse partisanship, enabling richer discussion on otherwise politicized topics. Participants seek to teach and share, rather than defend. This workshop series mobilizes domestic and international knowledge, creates new connections between stakeholders, and encourages transparency in discussions on resource governance.
CIRDI and the International Cooperation Fund (ICF) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia are collaborating on a three-part workshop series focused on sharing Mongolia’s experiences in natural resource governance and management with other newly democratized countries with resource-based economies. This series aims to strengthen resource governance in Mongolia and ICF target countries by building a network of Mongolian stakeholders engaged in resource governance dialogue, and creating peer-to-peer learning and partnership opportunities among Mongolian and ICF target country decision-makers. Ultimately, this projects seeks to enhance the capacity of Mongolians and other project participants to improve their country’s governance and management policies and practices to better utilize their extractive sector in order to stimulate sustainable economic growth, reduce poverty, improve gender equity and safeguard their environment.
Through increased access to information and knowledge of leading global resource governance practices, this workshop series aims to strengthen the capacity of Mongolian and ICF target country mining sector stakeholders to improve governance practices for the sustainable development of the mining sector.
Young professionals in Mongolia perform the bulk of the work in many organizations and institutions, including in the mining sector. In government bureaucracies, young professionals are often the first to […]