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Monica Ospina OTrade

How engineers can support “local content” to help mining companies manage risk

Monica Ospina is Founder and Director of the social economic development firm OTrade. The World Bank has recognized OTrade’s proprietary Local Community Procurement Programm... More
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Local Procurement: An effective way for mining companies to contribute to economic and social development

One of the most effective means that mining companies can utilize to spread the economic benefits of mining activity is to increase the amount of local goods and services they... More
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Linking SMEs in the Mining Industry

One staff member of our Liberia initiative, traveled to South Africa and Australia as part of a best practices tour that discussed how to create better market linkages between... More
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One mining company’s approach to local procurement

In recent years, mining companies have been increasing their focus on local procurement to provide more benefits to communities while reducing supplier costs associated with t... More
Data tells the story of the large scale impact of local spending

Mining for Development: Shift emphasis from CSR budgets to local procurement to have greater impact on poverty reduction

This week, Building Markets and Anchor Chain participated in the Mining for Development conference in Sydney, Australia. Here is what we had to say.... More
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So what on earth is an INDABA?

Well a few months ago someone said to me are you going to the Indaba in Capetown in February? I raised and eyebrow and thought to my myself, should I ask the obvious question... More

Think Local: Making Mining Work in Liberia

In Liberia mining concessionaires represent opportunity. Yet they can also symbolize a missed opportunity when goods and services are purchased outside of the country. Buildin... More
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FDI and Economic Growth: Does the Type of FDI Matter?

In one of our previous blog posts we wrote about the link between FDI and economic growth.[1] While it proved impossible to pin down an uncontested link, it still makes sense ... More

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