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Kyrgyz Republic

Mining Data Disclosure (KG0015)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Kyrgyz Republic Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic

Support Institution(s): SAEPF, SIETS , SALGIER Public fund «Nedra», Supervisory Board Mining Transparency Initiatives, Publish What You Pay National Coalition, International Business Council

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, E-Government, Extractive Industries, Legislation & Regulation, Private Sector

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Disclosure of related data in mining industry at the license level
Commitment Start and End Date
September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic
Commitment description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address? In accordance with the Resource Management Index 2017, important data at the license level is not published systematically and in full by the mining industry of the Kyrgyz Republic. Thus, supervisor bodies and citizens do not have enough data to ensure accountability of the government, local authorities and companies. The publication of insufficient data, especially in the field of environmental protection, is one of the reasons for the ongoing conflicts in areas of subsoil use between the local communities and mining companies.
What is the commitment? Ensuring regular publication of the mining industry relevant data at the license level with necessary detailed explanations.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem? Systematic publication of the mining industry relevant data at the license level will assist the Kyrgyz Republic in:
1) Partial reduction of conflicts and distrust in areas of subsoil use.
2) Increasing capacity of parliamentarians and citizens to conduct official and public oversight of the state, local governments and companies.
3) Ensuring discussions between parliamentarians, civil sector and the government on evidence-based mining industry thus preventing populist decisions.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? Transparency: Citizens will have access to key data of the mining industry

Citizen participation: Citizens will have the opportunity to exercise oversight, analysis and participation in decision-making on mining industry projects
Additional information
Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable Budget Start Date End Date
Activity 1: Increased accountability of state bodies, local authorities and companies. Reduced conflict potential.
1.1. Create a working group on transparency in the mining industry consisting of representatives of civil sector, local authorities, businesses, government agencies and international organizations. Within the national budget October 2018 December 2018
1.2. Conduct a detailed analysis of local people and LAs’ needs in specific information about the mining industry, including international best practices, documents and data collected by government agencies and legislation. Development partners’ funds January 2019 December 2019
1.3. Draw up data list of the mining industry to be published on SEP, the forms, methods and frequency of their publication. Development partners’ funds March 2019 February 2020
1.4. Prepare list of RLAs changes, including requirements for data disclosure in the mining industry at the license level. Development partners’ funds May 2019 May 2020
1.5. Initiate a draft law on data disclosure in the mining industry. Development partners’ funds September 2019 June 2020
Expected result 1 1.1. The Order of the KR GO about working group on raising transparency in the mining industry has been endorsed.
1.2. Analysis is posted on SCIESU website.
1.3. Public consultations were held, the list of data to be published has been approved
1.4. List of RLAs changes has been prepared, public discussion has been held.
1.5. Draft law has been submitted to the Government Office of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Contact information
Name of responsible person from implementing agency Tsoi I.V.
Title, Department Chief Specialist of the Subsoil Use Policy Department
Email and Phone (0312) 904040 (доб.1052), natrespol@gmail.com

Other Actors Involved – State actors involved SAEPF, SIETS , SALGIER
CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups Public fund «Nedra», Supervisory Board Mining Transparency Initiatives, Publish What You Pay National Coalition, International Business Council


Commitments

Open Government Partnership