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International regulatory risk & analysis for the global mining industry

How do the Regulatory Risk Ratings work?
  • < 30 Critical
  • 31-44 Severe
  • 45-54 Substantial
  • 55-64 Moderate
  • 65-75 Low
  • > 75 Minimal

Neither triumph nor disaster, Eritrea’s Mining Proclamation casts the Ministry of Mines and Energy in the role of an overbearing parent who recognises the need to relinquish control but can’t quite do so. The miner (the child in this scenario) is granted certain rights and freedoms that give the impression of compromise, a loosening of the reins if you will; but don’t be fooled – it remains the prerogative of the Ministry – as head of this household – to take decisions on the issues that really matter!

Regulatory Risk Rating: 42
Corruption Potential Index: 50
Corruption Risk Index: 43
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Regulatory Risk Rating

Measures the risk that an investor will lose the economic benefits of a mineral discovery based only on the key laws, regulations and policies in the jurisdiction – with a rating of 100 equating to zero risk.  

Corruption Potential Index

Measures a jurisdictions’ corruption potential, providing a mining specific rating based on: (1) the importance of various government decisions in the administration of mineral projects; (2) the degree of discretion associated with those decisions; (3) the number of state actors involved in decision making.

Corruption Risk Index

Measures the likelihood of government actors using discretionary powers for improper purposes, providing a mining specific corruption risk rating by mathematically screening the CPI through the lens of the Economists’ Democracy Index.


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