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From Vision to Practice: the role of civil society in advancing the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision

Lessons learned from Publish What You Pay

Established in 2002, the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) movement is widespread across Africa, with nearly 30 active national coalitions working on natural resource governance. The African continent is known for its abundant natural resources, but also for its shortcomings in relation to governance and transparency in managing the revenues that come from these resources. To address this, the African Union (AU) adopted the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) in 2009. The AMV is a framework which seeks to advance the inclusive and just socio-economic development of African countries through the use of mineral resources to support structural transformation on the continent. This vision is shared by all the Union’s Member States. However, ten years on from adopting this framework, it still faces huge obstacles in terms of implementation, both for public and private bodies in the sector in question, and for civil society organisations that are, nonetheless, key stakeholders in this process.

This report presents the work undertaken by PWYP coalitions in Africa to advance AMV implementation by thematic area. It also offers key lessons and recommendations based on this work.

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