Qualifying criteria for the provision of expert advice by the Extractives Hub:
Expert advice may cover any aspect of extractives sector policy, governance or management, providing that it is undertaken with the objective of widening and raising global standards of extractives transparency, increasing accountability and responsiveness to ensure extractives are well managed, and improving capacity. In broad terms, these are the objectives of the UK Aid programme under which expert advice is funded.
Expert advice is offered free of charge to government employees in focus countries of the Department for International Development (DFID). 'Government employees' refers not only to government employees in ministries charged with management of the extractives sector, but also to government officials in related agencies and institutions, for example revenue authorities, environmental management agencies and sub-national bodies with a role in the sector. DFID focus countries are as listed on the DFID website as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Requests from other countries or stakeholder groups may be considered on a case-by-case in consultation with DFID.
Requests for expert advice cannot be progressed if they may result in:
Nor if they:
We will prioritise the most strategic Helpdesk requests, seeking to maximise the projectâ€™s impact in helping supported governments to release the economic development potential of their natural resources. Specifically, preference will be given to requests that are: 1) generalisable and can be published as policy papers to create wider impact; and / or 2) directly aid natural resource governance in DFID focus countries.
The Extractives Hub offers this service on an equitable basis, irrespective of any considerations relating to the gender or disability of the beneficiary.