Sector Programme
Extractives and Development
Diamond mine in Kono, Sierra Leone

17.01.2024 UNCAC CoSP 2023: Side Event on Critical Minerals and Corruption Internal link

The Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” (GIZ) attended the tenth Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) that took place in Atlanta, USA, December 11 to 15, 2023. GIZ hosted a side event on “Critical Minerals and Corruption” which examined the role of illicit financial flows and corruption in the exploitation of minerals.

artisanaler Goldarbeiter

27.10.2023 Workshop “Responsible Gold: Sharing insights, connecting actors and enhancing supply chains” Internal link

The Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR (External link)) invites the gold industry, civil society, academia and development cooperation to the following workshop: “Responsible Gold: Sharing insights, connecting actors and enhancing supply chains”. The workshop is part of the event series “Responsible Gold” and takes place on November 27, 2023 from 11:30am-16:30pm.

Minister Svenja Schulze talking to the Team of the BGR during the Open Day at BMZ

25.08.2023 The BGR Sector Programme presents its work at the BMZ Open Day Internal link

At the Open Day at BMZ on 19 and 20 August, the BGR's Sector Programme Raw Materials and Development presented its work to a broad public. A highlight was Federal Minister Svenja Schulze’s visit.

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31.07.23 New Video:
Responsible Mineral Supply Chains for the Just Transition
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In this new video published by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), we dive into mineral supply chains and explain how development cooperation works towards minimising the risks of the mining sector and realising its potential for local development.

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26.06.2023 New study: Sustainable Transformation in Coal Regions of the Global South: Challenges from a Resource Nexus Perspective Internal link

The climate crisis requires a global energy transition away from fossil fuels. Coal still plays a significant role in developing countries' economies. A Just Energy Transition implies tackling all challenges that come with phasing out coal in a way that leaves no one behind. A new BMZ-commissioned study analyzes the perspectives for the Just Energy Transition in coal regions in Indonesia, Colombia, South Africa and Mozambique. The study was written by the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES).

artisanaler Goldarbeiter

23.06.2023 “Illicit gold flows” - The BGR sector programme hosted a workshop in the event series “Responsible Gold” Internal link

The Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR (External link)) invites the gold industry, civil society, academia and development cooperation to a workshop on the topic of “Illicit Gold Flows” as part of the event series “Responsible Gold”. The workshop takes place on May 9, 2023 from 1-4 pm in German.

Events in the Extractives Sector

  1. Completed event
    05.-08.02.2024, in person
    Mining Indaba 2024

    This year's Mining Indaba Conference will take place from February 5 to 8 in person in Cape Town. For further information, please click here (External link).

  2. Completed event
    16.-19.02.2024, Munich
    Inhorgenta 2024

    The Inhorgenta is Europe's largest jewellery trade fair. The BGR sector programme has its own stand to present the “Forum Responsible Gold ”. It also organises a panel discussion together with the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and Fairever. More information (External link).

  3. Completed event
    13.-15.02.2024, in person
    Great Lakes Mining and Investment Conference

    The Great Lakes Mining and Investment Conference is organised by the ICGLR, an intergovernmental organisation composed of 12 Member States in the African Great Lakes, and will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from February 13 to 15. Its aim is to resolve the challenges at the intersection of mineral resource governance and peace and security by increasing regional cooperation and promoting sustainable development. For further information, please click here (External link).

  4. Completed event
    03.-06.03.2024, in person
    PDAC Conference 2024

    The conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2024 is happening this year in person in Toronto, Canada, from March 3 to 6. For further information, please click here (External link).

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Video screenshot "Responsible mineral supply chains for the Just Transition"

Responsible Mineral Supply Chains for the Just Transition

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Who are we?

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” is jointly implemented by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The Sector Programme “Extractives and Development” supports the BMZ in shaping the national and international development policy agenda in the extractive sector through its own impulses and innovations, and advises the BMZ continuously and comprehensively on economic and policy issues related to extractives.


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Newest Publications

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How Anticorruption Actors Can Use the EITI Standard: A Practical Guide

File type PDF | Date of status 12/2023 | File size 2 MB, Pages 35 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
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Economic Implications of the Energy Transition on Government Revenue in Resource-Rich Countries (Spanish Version)

File type PDF | Date of status 11/2023 | File size 5 MB, Pages 132 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
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Economic Implications of the Energy Transition on Government Revenue in Resource-Rich Countries (French Version)

File type PDF | Date of status 11/2023 | File size 5 MB, Pages 132 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
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Sustainable Transformation in Coal Regions of the Global South. Challenges from a Resource Nexus Perspective (NEXtra Core)

File type PDF | Date of status 06/2023 | File size 9 MB, Pages 274 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
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Economic Implications of the Energy Transition on Government Revenue in Resource-Rich Countries

File type PDF | Date of status 05/2023 | File size 6 MB, Pages 132 Pages | Accessibility Accessible
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Nickel for the Energy Transition - A Developmental Perspective

File type PDF | Date of status 04/2023 | File size 8 MB, Pages 68 Pages

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The newsletter is an offer of the GIZ team of the sector programme and provides you with information on dates, publications and various topics in the extractive sector.