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Support Providers

Major support providers that assist governments in the planning, preparation for, negotiation, monitoring, and implementation of large-scale investments

Support Providers

Advocates for International Development Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe, Australia
  • English, French, Spanish, Other
  • Legal
  • Non-fee based legal support.
  • A4ID offers a broker service for legal support. It matches requests for legal assistance or advice with legal experts.
  • Legal support provided by a global network of 50,000 legal experts.

African Legal Support Facility Full Description

  • Africa
  • English, French
  • Legal, Economists & Financial Analysis
  • Provides legal support to African governments.
  • Provides funding to hire top legal counsel for complex contract negotiations.

African Minerals Development Centre Full Description

  • Africa
  • English, French
  • Geologists/Land Use, Good Governance, Fiscal & Tax Management
  • Works with member states of the African Union and African regional organisations to implement the African Mining Visions.
  • Promotes the transformative role of mineral resources for continent-wide development and increased economic and social linkages.

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy Full Description

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  • Africa, Asia, North & South America
  • English
  • Legal, Good Governance, Fiscal & Tax Management, Economists & Financial Analysis
  • Provides governments with institutional capacity development.
  • Partners with local institutions to teach courses on petroleum governance.
  • Leads the EI SourceBook project.

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe, Australia
  • English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Legal, Good Governance, Fiscal & Tax Management, Social/Human Rights, Economists & Financial Analysis
  • An applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice and discussion of sustainable international investment.
  • CCSI develops practical tools and resources for governments and communities.
  • CCSI also prepares and delivers short training courses, both at Columbia University and in-country. 

Commonwealth Secretariat - Oceans and Natural Resources Advisory Division Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe, Australia
  • English
  • Legal, Geologists/Land Use, Good Governance, Fiscal & Tax Management, Environmental, Social/Human Rights, Economists & Financial Analysis
  • Provides technical support in ocean governance and natural resources management to Commonwealth Member countries.
  • Support includes assistance with model contracts and the financial structure of extractive industry investments.

International Institute for Environment and Development Full Description

  • Africa, Asia
  • English
  • Environmental, Social/Human Rights
  • International development and environmental policy research organization.
  • Research, advisory work and advocacy.

International Institute for Sustainable Development - Investment Program Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America
  • English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
  • Legal, Good Governance, Environmental, Tendering & Procurement, Social/Human Rights, Economists & Financial Analysis, Negotiation Strategy
  • IISD assists countries to better understand investment treaties and contracts.

  • IISD carries out policy research and analysis on investment and sustainable development.

  • IISD provides targeted and demand-driven advisory services, in-country and regional training, legal opinions relating to investment treaties, laws and contracts.
  • IISD assists countries to implement tenders for sustainable goods, services and infrastructure and to quantify its potential economic, social and environmental multipliers. 

  • IISD also provides in-country and regional trainings to developing country governments.

International Monetary Fund – Fiscal Affairs Department, Tax Policy Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Australia
  • English
  • Good Governance, Fiscal & Tax Management, Accounting & Fin. Reporting, Economists & Financial Analysis
  • Provides technical assistance and training to finance ministries, central banks and statistical agencies.
  • Fiscal, economic, financial and monetary policies.

International Senior Lawyers Project Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America
  • English, French, Portuguese
  • Legal, Good Governance, Tendering & Procurement, Social/Human Rights, Negotiation Strategy

ISLP Provides pro bono services of highly skilled and experienced lawyers worldwide.

ISLP offers clients: 

  • Experienced lawyers to work on-site with them to advise on specific issues and help build their staff capacity;
  • Expert legal counsel for significant natural resource transactions, legislative reform, public interest litigation, corporate governance, and other matters;
  • Training workshops and educational programs for local lawyers, advocates, and governmental officials; and
  • Comparative research and analysis on international and foreign laws, best practices, and proven solutions.

Natural Resource Governance Institute Full Description

  • Africa, North & South America
  • English, French, Spanish
  • Legal, Good Governance, Tendering & Procurement, Economists & Financial Analysis, Negotiation Strategy
  • The result of a recent merger between the Revenue Watch Institute and the Natural Resource Charter.
  • Promotes the effective, transparent, and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good.
  • Capacity building, technical assistance, research, and advocacy.

Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe
  • English, French, Spanish
  • Legal, Good Governance, Fiscal & Tax Management, Tendering & Procurement, Accounting & Fin. Reporting, Economists & Financial Analysis
  • The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) was created in 1999 to act as a catalyst to increase private sector participation in emerging markets.
  • It provides technical assistance to governments to support the creation of a sound enabling environment for the provision of basic infrastructure services by the private sector.
  • It is also a PPP knowledge center and has at the core of its mandate the dissemination of knowledge on PPPs to provide effective decision support for policy makers and PPP practitioners.

TradeLab Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe, Australia
  • English, French, Spanish
  • Legal
  • A community of professional trade and investment law experts who provide investment treaty and trade law advice.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Global Initiative on Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe, Australia
  • Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese
  • Legal, Good Governance, Fiscal & Tax Management, Project Development, Economists & Financial Analysis, Negotiation Strategy
  • Knowledge management and exchange, capacity building and catalytic financing for country-level and global initiatives, advocacy and partnerships.

World Bank – Extractive Industries Technical Advisory Facility Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe, Australia
  • English, French, Spanish
  • Legal, Geologists/Land Use, Good Governance, Fiscal & Tax Management, Environmental, Economists & Financial Analysis, Negotiation Strategy
  • Provides technical advisory services and knowledge management.

Government Support Providers

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe
  • English, French, German, Other
  • Legal, Geologists/Land Use, Good Governance, Environmental, Social/Human Rights

The services delivered by GIZ draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. GIZ offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. To ensure the participation of all stakeholders, GIZ applies a holistic approach based on the values and principles upheld in German society. GIZ supports its partners at the local, regional, national and international levels in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals.

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation – Oil for Development Programme Full Description

  • Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe, Australia
  • English, Spanish, Other
  • Legal, Good Governance
  • Promotes economically, environmentally and socially responsible management of petroleum resources.
  • Capacity building and institutional development of government agencies.