Paris Senior Associate Ludovic Bernet, member of the Firm's Africa Group, participated as co-author of the Chapter V : "Reform of mining codes and evolution of the regulatory environment of the extractive sectors in Africa" to the second Annual Report on Commodity Analytics and Dynamics In Africa (ARCADIA report), published In June 2017 in collaboration between the OCP Policy Center and CyclOpe.
The ARCADIA report aim is to annually report on the evolution of the economic, legal, financial and societal links between Africa and the world commodity markets, both with regard to the cyclical changes in the markets, and to the structural changes or failures that may have emerged. The Arcadia 2017 report focuses on a full accounting of the central issue of food security to the electrification of the continent, from the financing of African states to the reform of mining codes and agreements.
In the Chapter V of the 2017 report, Ludovic analyses the issue of the right balance between the percentage accruing to the States (directly or indirectly), the reasonable profit that the private contractors make from their activity, and the related benefits enjoyed by the populations, through the major trends among the different reforms of African countries mining codes which occurred in 2016 (notably a higher government take, increased national content policies, the consideration of the standards of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a greater protection of the environment and benefits for the communities).
The Annual Report on Commodity Analytics and Dynamics in Africa (ARCADIA) is written by about thirty international experts under the supervision of Philippe Chalmin, Professor at Paris Dauphine University (France) and Yves Jégourel, Associate Professor at the University Bordeaux (France) and Senior Fellow at the OCP Policy Center (Morocco).
The full report - together with related policy briefs - are available both in English and French versions on the OCP Policy Center's website at the following link: http://www.ocppc.ma/publications/africa-and-global-commodity-markets-0
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