Zimbabwe

No EITI Status

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PWYP-Zimbabwe, launched in 2011, focuses its efforts on mining legislation such as the proposed Diamond Revenue Bill, the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, the Mineral Policy and the Constitutional reform process. It also focuses on various existing laws that hinder access to information and public participation such as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Public Order and Security Act for reform.

At its launch the coalition agreed on the need to promote and protect the civil, political, economic, social, environmental and cultural rights of communities affected by extraction.

PWYP Zimbabwe plays an important role in the Zimbabwe Mining Revenue Transparency (ZMRT), an initiative it helped bring about. Although the ZMRT is similar in some ways to EITI, PWYP-Zimbabwe will continue to engage the government on joining the EITI.

Finally, the coalition seeks to broaden its membership and promote capacity building of civil society organisations, media and community activists.

Key Facts

  • Key resources: chromite, coal, platinum, copper, nickel, gold and iron ore.
  • Zimbabwe's total natural resource rents comprise 10.1% of GDP.
  • In September 2013 EU lifted sanctions on diamonds exported from Zimbabwe, which is expected to increase Zimbabwe's tax revenue by $400 million a year.
  • Companies operating in Zimbabwe include Anglo American Platinum, Implats Platinum and Rio Tinto.
  • Sources: The Africa Report, CIA World Factbook, Rio Tinto, World Bank

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