The Guidance is intended to offer host governments the tools they need to assemble
and manage a multidisciplinary team, and engage effectively in extractive contract
negotiations. The Guidance aims to help governments to put in place recommended processes
and identify the skills that governments may need to prepare for and conduct effective
contract negotiations. This Guidance further suggests ways to ensure coordination
within government and better integration between government officials and expert advisers.
Annexed to this Guidance is a Terms of Reference Template that governments may use
to recruit and to monitor external advisers engaged during extractive contract negotiations.
The Template can also be utilised by support providers who recruit external advisers
on behalf of governments for the same purpose. While recognising that human and institutional
capacity building is a long-term endeavour, the Guidance suggests, wherever possible,
practical ways to capture and retain the necessary soft and technical skills for successful