Mineral Review and Benchmarking Research Released

about 1 year ago
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The Government of the Northwest Territories has released a report with initial scoping research completed by a consultant to set the stage for the Mineral Resources Act project.

The independent report includes an overview of the NWT’s current mineral resources regulatory regime and evaluates where they sit compared to best practices from global jurisdictions.

Andrew Bauer, the consultant who completed the report, is world-renowned for his work in natural resource governance. Governments and organizations around the globe have drawn from his expertise to overhaul and improve their approach to managing their natural resources.

Follow the hyperlinks to view the full report, and a Q+A with Bauer on natural resource governance.


The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the GNWT.

The information contained in this report is the product of publicly available and internal GNWT documents as well as interviews carried out in the NWT and remotely from March to May 2017. Independent verification or audit of all statements was not possible, though verification was attempted where possible.

As such, the author denies responsibility over assertions made by credible interviewees erroneously.

For More Information

Mike Westwick

Communications Officer

Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment

Government of the Northwest Territories


1-867-767-9202 ext.63039