Gold mining is a major source of government revenue in Ghana. How can those impacted by the sector use data on payments made to the government to better understand the revenues the sector generates? And how can this data be used to enhance accountability?
Most of the multinational gold companies operating in Ghana are required to disclose the payments they make to government entities under Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA). Under ESTMA, which came into force in 2015,