Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification


This community connects policy makers, companies, academics and practitioners, to share and create knowledge around local content development in the extractive industries. Our vision is to build an active forum for mutually beneficial knowledge exchange enabling experts worldwide to implement the best possible local content solutions. You can find onboarding resources here.


Two smart lists allow you to easily search for community members and the document library:

  • The member list allows you to easily view members by location and/or organization type, and have direct access to their LinkedIn profiles and organization web sites (here)
  • The document list allows you to filter the CoP documents by region, country, doc type, author, etc. We hope that these elements will help you identify potential opportunities for collaboration on specific Extractive-Led Local Economic Diversification initiatives (here).



This space is intended to foster collaboration between policy makers, companies, practitioners, and other stakeholders on issues related to the creation of local jobs and business opportunities from extractives.

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ELLED Program

The Extractives-Led Local Economic Diversification (ELLED) program, managed by the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank, promotes local economic diversification and the development of competitive local industries in mineral and hydrocarbons rich economies. It supports cutting-edge research and the systematization and sharing of existing knowledge to address extractives-related policy challenges, including climate smart investment, strategic spatial planning, forward looking value chains, and the development of network economies. The ELLED CoP is a central part of the ELLED Program.


Engineers Without Borders

The Mining Shared Value Initiative (MSV) of Engineers Without Borders has joined the CoP Secretariat and has taken up the responsibility to administer the CoP. Together we will be working to ensure that the ELLED CoP continues to deliver on knowledge exchange to help share best practice, facilitate members interaction, and support continuous professional learning.



GOXI is a space for dialogue and platform for innovation and collaboration serving those actively working on governance issues in the extractive industries. We have partnered to harness each other’s networks to promote increased use of both platforms, in order to improve knowledge sharing among stakeholders working on extractive resource management.

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