Law on Minerals

Question 1.1.9a: Is the government required to publicly disclose all signed licenses/contracts with extractive companies?, 1.1.8b: From 2015 onwards, have the beneficial owners of extractive companies been disclosed?, 1.1.8a: From 2015 onwards, have senior public officials publicly disclosed their financial holdings in extractive companies?, 1.2.5c: Do rules specify the level of state equity (or options for state equity such as carried interest) in extractive companies ?, 2.2b: Are there specific rules governing the transfer of extractive resource revenues (i.e. are these rules distinct from those governing other types of transfers)?, 1.2.3a: Is the government required to publicly disclose data on payments from extractive companies to the government?, 1.1.7b: Do rules require public disclosure of beneficial owners of extractive companies?, 1.1.7a: Are senior public officials required to publicly disclose their financial holdings in extractive companies?, 2.3b: If there are multiple natural resource funds, which is the largest?, 2.3a: Does the country have a natural resource fund which is funded by extractive resource revenues?, 1.1.3d: Is the licensing authority independent from the SOE?, 1.1b: Who is the licensing authority (i.e. who has the authority to grant exploration and extraction rights to companies)?, 1.1.10d: Is the legislature required to ratify licenses/contracts?

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Assessment Type Mining
Questions 1.1.9a: Is the government required to publicly disclose all signed licenses/contracts with extractive companies?,
1.1.7a: Are senior public officials required to publicly disclose their financial holdings in extractive companies?,
1.1.8a: From 2015 onwards, have senior public officials publicly disclosed their financial holdings in extractive companies?,
1.1.7b: Do rules require public disclosure of beneficial owners of extractive companies?,
1.1.8b: From 2015 onwards, have the beneficial owners of extractive companies been disclosed?,
1.1b: Who is the licensing authority (i.e. who has the authority to grant exploration and extraction rights to companies)?,
1.1.3d: Is the licensing authority independent from the SOE?,
1.1.10d: Is the legislature required to ratify licenses/contracts?,
1.2.5c: Do rules specify the level of state equity (or options for state equity such as carried interest) in extractive companies ?,
1.2.3a: Is the government required to publicly disclose data on payments from extractive companies to the government?,
2.2b: Are there specific rules governing the transfer of extractive resource revenues (i.e. are these rules distinct from those governing other types of transfers)?,
2.3a: Does the country have a natural resource fund which is funded by extractive resource revenues?,
2.3b: If there are multiple natural resource funds, which is the largest?
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Document Year 2011
Sub-component Licensing
Natural Resource Charter Precept Precept 1: Strategy, Consultation and Institutions, Precept 2: Accountability and Transparency, Precept 3: Exploration and License Allocation, Precept 4: Taxation, Precept 5: Local Effects, Precept 7: Revenue Distribution, Precept 8: Revenue Volatility, Precept 9: Government Spending
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Source or API link http://laoofficialgazette.gov.la/
Version 2017 Resource Governance Index
Document Type Statute
Publisher National Assembly
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Maintainer Natural Resource Governance Institute
Maintainer Email Natural Resource Governance Institute