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Date of publication: 
May 2016
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oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/24317
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CC BY 3.0 IGO

The Zambia Mining Investment and
Governance Review (MInGov) collects and shares information on
mining sector governance, its attractiveness to investors
and how its activities affect national development. It
reviews sector performance from the perspective of three
main stakeholder groups– government, investors in the mining
value chain and civil society – and identifies gaps
between declared and actual government policy and practice.
The review's key findings are: Performance across the
value chain is strongest in topics most closely associated
with mining and which are related to the content of laws and
regulations, though implementation of these is wanting in
some instances; Sector development is constrained by a number
of bottlenecks; According to investors, a number of areas
are constraining mining investment and returns; The three
key stakeholder groups agree on a number of topics they
believe are particularly important to strengthen sector
governance, investment and development impact; Civil society
believes there is a number of weaknesses sector governance,
including the poor handling of environment and social
impacts of mining; problems with human rights associated
with the sector; ineffective development planning as it
relates to mining; issues concerning land access,
compensation and resettlement; and the absence of revenue
sharing between national and local government.MInGov’s
methodology focuses on the status of governance and
investment conditions in the mining sector from the
perspective of stakeholders, and as reported in primary and
secondary sources. However, less-well covered areas include
the quality of its infrastructure services, the security of
property from theft, the underlying strength of
institutions, and ways to enhance mining’s contribution to
local and national development.This report presents data on
mining investment and governance indicators for Zambia that
are current as of October 2015.

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