CORRUPTION RISK ASSESSMENT IN THE MINING SECTOR IN MOZAMBIQUE

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In 2017, Centre for Public Integrity (Centro de Integridade Pública, CIP) conducted in Mozambique the Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment to analyse the mining legislation and actual practices by the applicant companies. According to the mining legislation, mining activities in Mozambique can be carried out through various mining licences and permits, such as Prospecting and Research licenses; Mining concessions; Mining Certificates; Mining passes; License of Mining Processing; and License of Commercialization of Mineral Products. This report analyses 22 corruption risks that were categorised based on the most critical issues identified in the contextual and process risk map. Thus, the analysis covered the following themes: application, processing and awarding of licenses; community consultations and resettlements; environmental and social impact studies; verification of information; contracts and agreements; partnerships between domestic and foreign companies; and institutional capacity of the cadastre.

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