sharing in governance of extractive industries
NEW YORK/OSLO, 20 September 2011 – At the launch of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in New York today, US President Obama declared that the United States will implement the EITI.
In launching the United States' OGP National Action Plan, President…Continue
Chair of the EITI Board, Clare Short took part in the latest BBC World Debate at the first Mining & Investment Forum in Lusaka, Zambia. Other panelists included Situmbeko Musokotwane (Zambian Minister of Finance and National Planning), Emmanuel Mutati, (Mopani Copper Mine), Andrew DeSimone (Vale), Steve Manteaw (ISODEC), Kapil Kapoor (the World Bank), and was hosted by Redi Tlhabi.
In the debate Clare Short said: "All over the world there has been total secrecy about the…Continue
Clare Short, Chair of the EITI, writes this week the following on the EITI blog:
Is the EITI working? Is it relevant and effective? And are we any closer to the objectives to strengthen transparency of natural resource revenues? These were questions the the international EITI Board wanted assessed when it commissioned an independent evaluation of the EITI. …
G8 leaders stated that they would continue to support transparency through full implementation of the EITI, in the final declaration from the G8 summit in Deauville, France. Further, they called upon all countries to implement or support the EITI.
The G8 leaders' endorsement this year follows earlier statements of support from G20, including at their summit in Pittsburgh, and from earlier G8 summits.