Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS)
Multi-Donor Trust Fund

The Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund supports resource-rich developing countries in the governance of their oil, gas and mineral resources so they are used sustainably and transparently to reduce poverty and boost sustainable economic growth.   

To achieve this objective, the EGPS provides support for programs ranging from transparency and governance, to legal and regulatory reform, local economic diversification, institutional strengthening and social and environmental sustainability. 

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The EGPS supports comprehensive programs that focus on four components, which can be selected and customized as needed and relevant to each country’s circumstances.

Component 1: Transparency and Governance

  • Providing funds for the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency initiative
  • Improving revenue collection, tax administration and revenue management
  • Empowering governments to develop evidence-based decision-making processes
  • Strengthening civil society capacity to actively participate in decisions related to national mineral resources

Component 2: Legal and Regulatory

  • Providing frameworks for fiscal and economic sustainability of oil, gas and mining projects
  • Creating access to justice through transparency and accessibility to laws and regulations (SDG 16)
  • Strengthening government capacity to apply good practices

Component 3: Local Economic Diversification

  • Assisting with identification, design, and implementation of local content policies
  • Identifying sustainable multi-sector development strategies in mining regions to boost shared benefits, equitable economic diversification, and local employment

Component 4: Institutional Strengthening and Social and Environmental Sustainability

  • Focusing on critical environmental aspects of mining: Mine closure, abandoned mines and water
  • Preparing for the impact of technology change on developing countries: “Mineral demand in a low carbon future”
  • Tackling the big challenge: Human rights and the mining industry

 

The Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund was launched in June 2015 and the portfolio and pipeline of projects is growing quickly. Here are a few examples of projects initiated to date.

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The African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) supports countries in maximizing mineral resource benefits by offering regulatory options and a capacity building program for African legal professionals. To date, AMLA has provided training to 118 lawyers from 23 African universities representing 17 Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone countries.

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The Growing Role of Minerals for a Low-Carbon Future. EGPS funded this analytical piece intended to spark a dialogue around the opportunities and challenges for the mining and metals industry in a low-carbon future. The shift to a low-carbon future will boost demand for many minerals and metals, resulting in opportunities for mineral-rich countries. 

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The Philippines Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. With EGPS support, the Government of Philippines was able to fund the disclosure of high quality operational statistics and extractives contract terms. 

 

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Local Economic Diversification Many resource-rich countries stepped up their local content requirements to stimulate local demand and employment. With EGPS funding, the World Bank developed an analytical tool—GeoChains—to help identify sustainable multi-sector development strategies in regions where extractive projects are prominent. 

The EGPS Multi-Donor Trust Fund has ten donors that have pledged approximately $35.5 million in support. These donors continue to demonstrate their strong commitment to translating the benefits from extractives into sustainable development for all.

EGPS works closely with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to deepen transparency and strengthen natural resource governance in countries throughout the world.

Albania EITI Support Project (P158380)

Project Paper

Dominican Republic EITI Support (P161434)

Project Information Document 

EITI Validation and Data Support Project (P155263)

Project Paper

Ethiopa EITI (P159798)

Project Paper

Iraq EITI Implementation Support (P160274)

Project Information Document 

Mongolia EITI Support Project (P158649)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet | Project Paper

Nigeria EITI Support (P162344)

Project Paper

Peru Sub-National EITI (P160633)

Project Information Document

Philippines EITI Support Project Information Document (P157976)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet | Project Paper

Senegal EITI Support Project Information Document (P160022)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet | Project Paper

Ukraine EITI Support Project (P158379)

Project Paper

Zambia PP (P159717)

Project Paper





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