RCS Global’s team of senior experts is a leading international authority on the governance and development of the extractive industries in the developing world.
We work with governments and international development organisations providing strategic expert advice and implementing complex reform programs. We have worked on improving public policy frameworks and their implementation in Afghanistan, the DRC, Niger and over 40 other countries.
We promote an approach characterised by informed political will, multi-stakeholder consultation, shared prosperity, capacity building and transparent and accountable action, so that our work delivers results at every level of society.
Our work is positively recognised across all countries in which we operate. In 2012, we became an accredited official validator of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), reflecting our strong commitment to good governance and transparent natural resource management.
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For the European Union Delegation in Niger and the Government of the Republic of Niger, RCS Global carried out the revision of the Mining Code and its ancillary legislation (taxation, customs, etc…) to better govern the country’s mining sector and enhance public financial management in the country.
For the World Bank and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, RCS Global developed Social and Environmental Protection Guidelines and Assessment Workbooks, based on Lao PDR’s regulatory framework and international good practice.
For the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), RCS Global carried out a legal review to harmonise ICGLR member states’ laws in the context of a mineral certification initiative in the African Great Lake’s Region.
For the EITI international secretariat, RCS Global was chosen to be the first validator to review Azerbaijan under the 2013 EITI standard.
For the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), RCS Global is designing a clear, comprehensive and practical guidance on managing ASM, its impacts and its potential for national and regional development. The document will be used as a basis for policy and decision-making by international donors and the members of the IGF, a coalition of 49 countries.