The 2015 Asia Pacific Policy Project
The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) and the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are continuing efforts, begun in 2014, to consider the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) application in Mongolia.
In spring 2015, the group will focus on structures and initiatives to create local engagement with the EITI, as well as support for reporting at the local, or sub-national, level. Local-level reporting is a new EITI requirement, which means there is significant room for students’ creativity in imagining or recommending solutions and initiatives.
The 2014 Asia Pacific Policy Project
The 2014 Project is a joint initiative of the Institute of Asian Research (IAR) and the Norman Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. As a collaborative policy research group, we are interested in mechanisms of government transparency in mineral resource development as it relates to unprecedented growth of the mining sector and human development in Mongolia. Our main mechanism of study is the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) in which Mongolia is a participating and compliant member.
Through cooperation with civil society, governmental and mining stakeholders in Mongolia, we seek to identify policy mechanisms for discouraging corruption and improving human development in Mongolia. From our work, we aim to provide policy recommendations to groups working in country to address this challenge.