The Framework for Extractive Industries Governance in ASEAN

By on February 13, 2015

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The Framework for Extractive Industries Governance in ASEAN is precisely developed for addressing the governance challenges facing by ASEAN member states in managing its natural resources in order to meet the goal of the ASEAN Community. This Framework is intended to assist ASEAN Member State to address the negative outcomes of resource extraction and to ensure that the utilisation of extractive industries resources improves human development and narrows development gaps in the region. The Framework is also an instrument and tool for ASEAN Member States to harmonise their mineral and mining policies, and to strengthen their governance, given the different stages of development of the sector that exist in the region. The Framework contains prescriptions that encompass four main issues: human rights promotion and protection, environmental protection, transparent and accountable practices, and sound fiscal framework and revenue management Each prescription can be use to determine the existing situation regarding the quality of the policy, regulation, and institutional settings of national extractive industries.

The Framework has been developed over two and half years by IESR in collaboration with civil society organisations in the region: Cambodians for Resource Revenue Transparency (CRRT) in Cambodia, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) in Malaysia, Bantay Kita in the Philippines, CODE and People and Nature Reconciliation (Pan Nature) In Vietnam, Luta Hamutuk Institute in Timor Leste, Spectrum and the Shwe Gas Movement in Myanmar. and Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia, Article 33, and PolGov Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia. It has involved a number of in-country and regional consultations that have also engaged government and private entities.

During the two and half years of development ofthis Framework, IESR has received moral support from and has been provided opportunities by organisations and individuals that include, but are not limited to: HRWG, SEACA. ASEAN Study Center of University of Indonesia. and Rafendi Djamin, the Indonesian AICHR representative.The Framework would not have been developed without Chandra Kirana, who encouraged IESR’s team to explore the development of a regional standard for extractive industries in ASEAN, and since then has provided moral support and inspiration to IESR’s team to complete this work

IESR also would like to thank the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) for its tremendous support and assistance, and USAID for its financial support under the lKAT-US Program.

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