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I used to work for Global Witness and was a member and alternate on the EITI Board for three years. Now I'm researching the relationship between transparency and accountability in resource-dependent countries, with a focus on Liberia and Timor Leste.
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gold, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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What's the Point of Transparency? A new study of the EITI

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 15:06 0 Comments

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is about to adopt new rules which will expand the scope of its reports on extractive revenue flows and require them to be linked to wider national objectives in each EITI country. But what has the EITI achieved in just over a decade, and what might it achieve under the new rules?

I’ve been studying these questions as an Open Society Fellow, drawing on my three years of…


The EITI needs to be more ambitious and more realistic

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 17:48 0 Comments

The EITI needs to become more ambitious and more realistic

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is coming up to its tenth birthday and its future may hinge on decisions by the EITI Board between now and the EITI Conference next May. The initiative could grow to fill more of the gap between its Principles and its rather limited results on the ground so far. Or it could end up as a has-been, trudging unnoticed around the periphery of international…


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At 18:19 on September 5, 2012, UMPULA NKUMBA Emmanuel said…

Dear Diarmid,


Thanks for your reply, concerning my view on EITI.... It's a good mecanism because it allow civil society to get more information on what companies declare as payements..... But in many contries where the EITI is implimented, the civil society participation is poor... The reason is that their representatives are not accountable, so they don't share any information.... A second problem, is that the state and companies they  declare what reel they had to pay or to receive.... That why, i am asking myself... are the companies and state declarations truth?  If, we take the DRC case.... you will find that the mining companies contribution to the national dudget is very poor... 

At 7:26 on September 1, 2012, UMPULA NKUMBA Emmanuel said…

I would like to hear from your foundings the link between transparency and accontability....

Emmanuel UMPULA



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