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OECD and IGF Release First Set of Practice Notes for Developing Countries on BEPS Risks in Mining

For many resource-rich developing countries, mineral resources present a significant economic opportunity to increase government revenue. Tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), combined with gaps in the capabilities of tax authorities in develo ...

IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

A new study from the IGF and IISD highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.

Laos Joins IGF as 68th Member

The Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) expressed its commitment to responsible governance of the mining sector by joining the IGF.

Colombia Reaffirms its Commitment to Mining for Sustainable Development by Joining IGF

The Government of Colombia expressed its commitment to good governance in the mining sector by joining the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).

Tax Treaties and the Mining Sector

In light of the specific tax treaty issues arising in the extractive industries, IGF and the International Senior Lawyers Project convened an meeting to identify and coordinate responses to tax treaties and the mining sector.