- Year: 2010
- Author: Prno, J.; Bradshaw, B.; Lapierre, D.
- Publisher: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
- Country: Canada
The emergence of Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBAs) in the Canadian mining sector has been read by many as a positive governance innovation. Negotiated directly between mineral resource developers and Aboriginal communities with limited government interference, IBAs serve to manage impacts associated with a mining project and deliver tangible benefits to local communities. Notwithstanding their increasing use and significance, limited systematic analysis has been undertaken to determine whether they are, in fact, working.