event Published at: 2018-02-05

The Batch 5 course is special for several reasons. First,this is the pioneer course among the previous editions which is implemented outside the university location in Yogyakarta. Belitung is chosen as the course location because it has a long history in thin mining and the development of tin mining in the island provides an intriguing first-hand exposure to the intricacy of extractive industries governance at the sub-national level. Second, this is unique in terms of incorporation of the new sessions that deepen the thematic components in previous course. This year, the course added several tools within the basic framework on the natural resources decision-chain, such as measuring non-fiscal costs and benefits of extraction, post-extractivism, and dealing with conflicts and expectations in extraction.

We publish module of the training and some of the materials from the class sessions. You can download the documents for free through these following links. Furthermore, see also the activities through the photo gallery at the end of this page. If you need the completed materials, please contact us at email aspachub.polgov@ugm.ac.id 

2018 Booklet: Advancing Accountable Resource Governance in Asia Pacific  [Download]


Training Structure

1. Course Introduction

The prologue gives information on the training setup, a glimps of the state of resource governance, and basic tools of stakeholder analysis to understand complexity of the extractive industries governance. 


2. Deciding to Extract and Getting a Good Deal

This section is principally containing four key considerations that should be taken into account to decide whether or not natural resources will be extracted and to ensure that this decision resulted in a good deal. The considerations are business consideration, geological consideration, social-environmental impact consideration, and fiscal consideration. Sessions in this thematic component are covered in two full days. This year, course introduced a new tool of Measuring non-fiscal costs and benefit of extraction. 


3. Managing Revenues and Investing for Sustainable Development

This section deals with the options and innovations on how to manage revenues from extractive industries in various scenarios, as well as investing to reverse the resource curse. There are four sessions, which are Legal and fiscal framework; Macroeconomic frameworks; Resource revenue sharing option; and Subnational resource management and local development strategies and the new tools been introduced this year Post-extractivism and dealing with conflicts and expectations.. 

In managing revenues, will provide an overview on challenges of managing natural resources revenues, including ways to address challenges through the design of fiscal policies and improve the governance of relevant institutions: the State-owned enterprise and the sovereign wealth funds. Furthermore, this section has introduced the Subnational resource management and local development strategies with Bojonegoro case. 


4. FIeld Trip

The field trip, carried out in Belitung Timur, is an added-value to the current edition of the course. The participants will have the opportunity to explore directly the perspectives of various community groups about local development and mining governance at the grass roots level during this fieldtrip. The fieldtrip began with a discussion with the local government of Belitung and Belitung Timur. In the second day of field trip, the participants visited Nam Salu Open Pit, an ex-tin mining hole that is being transformed by local communities supported by the local government into an alternative tourism destination. Today, Nam Salu is part of the National Geopark to preserve the geological wealth of Belitung Island. 


5. Strategies and Practices for Reform

The section elaborates strategies and practices for reform that is common in extractive industries, which are Advancing anti-corruption movement in extractive sectors, Catalyzing open data to inform reform,  Civil society advocacy, POlocy engagement with the parliament and government and Messaging the message. The top of these strategies and practices, this thematic component will also discuss examples and good practices on the use of these tools and strategies. 


See also the higlight video of the course