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ANSA-Africa releases first paper in a series on Social Accountability and Extractive Industries: the Ethiopian Experience

The paper examines governance in extractive industries with specific focus on social accountability. The author, Dr Fanta Mandefro from Addis Ababa University, highlights that social accountability relies on three main principles: principles of human rights, principles of sustainability, and social license to operate.

The paper applies these principles of social accountability to the Ethiopian experience, and investigates the role of citizens, government and the private sector in the governance of its mineral resources. Dr. Mandefro shows that concepts of social accountability are relatively new to Ethiopia even though some initiatives have been introduced recently. The legal regimes for the extractive industry in Ethiopia have provided basic legal and regulatory frameworks for social accountability. Nonetheless, most of the legal and regulatory provisions are not sufficient to fully promote and ensure social accountability.

The paper "Social Accountability in the Extractive Industries: A Review of the Ethiopian Experience'" by Dr Fanta Mandefro can be downloadedat the bottom of this page.

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