Natural Resource Concessions in Liberia

Liberia Concessions Geocoded Research Release, Level 1, v 1.0

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Summary

This geocoded dataset release represents all concession licenses from between 2001 and 2015 sourced from the Liberian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI), the Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS), and the Liberia National Concessions Portal (LNCP), with additional information collected using AidData's TUFF methodology.

Official Citation

Bunte, Jonas B., Harsh Desai, Kanio Gbala, Brad Parks, Daniel Miller Runfola. 2017. Natural Resource Sector FDI and Growth in Post-Conflict Settings: Subnational Evidence from Liberia.AidData Working Paper #34. Williamsburg, VA: AidData. Accessed at http://aiddata.org/working-papers.

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Version

Version 1.0

(Most Current Version)

(Most Current Geocoded Version)

Methodology

Geocoded

SDG Coded

Natural Resource Concessions

TUFF

Survey Results

Specifications

Publication Date:

Oct 2016

Starting Year:

2001

Ending Year:

2015

Number of Entries:

556

File Size

File Size

Full Description

This geocoded dataset release represents all concession licenses sourced, as of June 15, 2016, from the Liberian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI), the Mining Cadastre Administration System (MCAS), and the Liberia National Concessions Portal (LNCP), along with additional information collected using AidData's TUFF open-source data collection methodology.  Users should primarily use the concessions_level1.geojson file . The .shp file contains the same data but different attribute names - to crosswalk attribute names from .shp to .geojson, please see "field_crosswalk.csv." 

This data was created using funds, in part or in whole, from Humanity United. We also owe a debt of gratitude to Ciata Bishop and the National Bureau of Concessions, Konah Karmo and the LEITI, Kanio Gbala and the Concessions Working Group (CWG), Joseph Howe and the Ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy (MLME), and countless others for lending their guidance, support, and expertise in generating this dataset. All data obtained in this dataset is collected with permission from the relevant parties and cited accordingly.  To the extent possible, this dataset follows the guidance outlined by the Open Contracting Data Standard, v1.0. The Open Contracting Data Standard is a core product of the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP). Version 1.0 of the standard was developed for the OCP by the World Wide Web Foundation, through a project supported by the Omidyar Network and the World Bank. Ongoing development is managed by Open Data Services Co-operative under contract to OCP.  Please direct any questions or comments to data@aiddata.org.

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