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Malawi's journey to full contract transparency

Writen by Rachel Etter-PhoyaThe Government of Malawi formally committed to disclose all oil, gas and mining contracts in December 2015 at a Malawi EITI stakeholders meeting in Lilongwe. At the meeting, the then Principal Secretary Ben Botolo responsible for mining said that all contracts were already available upon request at the Department of Mines. As civil society, we were quick to…See More
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Iraq: citizens in oil producing regions demand a bigger share of revenues

In the midst of violent protests and political uncertainty, Iraq announces highest crude oil production and export levels in over a year.Crude oil production in the Iraq hit a 13-month high in July at 4.5 million barrels per day (bpd), according to data provided by the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) on 9 August 2018. Crude exports are also at their…See More
Sep 3
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Malawi's journey to full contract transparency

Writen by Rachel Etter-PhoyaThe Government of Malawi formally committed to disclose all oil, gas and mining contracts in December 2015 at a Malawi EITI stakeholders meeting in Lilongwe. At the meeting, the then Principal Secretary Ben Botolo responsible for mining said that all contracts were already available upon request at the Department of Mines. As civil society, we were quick to…See More
Aug 28
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Improving community oversight of local development through contract transparency

Creating a level playing field for all companies in MaliThe Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Mali coalition and the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) have made numerous calls for the publication of mining contracts. They are doing this because publication of contracts will help improve the monitoring of revenues received by local government and ensure that companies comply with their social and environmental commitments. Studies by both PWYP and the OAG show that a formalised policy for the…See More
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UK Oil and Gas – negative government revenue but rosy future

North Sea production and revenues rise for the first time in three yearsThe United Kingdom is the world’s 22nd largest producer of oil and gas. In addition, it produces small amounts of coal, industrial materials such as kaolin and potash, and construction materials. Overall, the extractives sector contributed a gross value-added of almost USD 30 bn to the UK economy in 2016. According to the UK Office for National Statistics, 35,500 people are directly employed in the extractives sector, with…See More
Jun 19
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Opening up ownership in Indonesia

Written by Gay Ordenes While preparing for the Beneficial Ownership Global Conference that the EITI organised with the government of Indonesia in Jakarta last year, I witnessed how the discussion on ownership transparency started to gain traction. The Panama leaks had sparked a global debate on ownership transparency, Indonesia was due for its …See More
Jun 15
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Opening up ownership in Indonesia

Written by Gay Ordenes While preparing for the Beneficial Ownership Global Conference that the EITI organised with the government of Indonesia in Jakarta last year, I witnessed how the discussion on ownership transparency started to gain traction. The Panama leaks had sparked a global debate on ownership transparency, Indonesia was due for its …See More
Jun 15
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Trinidad and Tobago EITI exposes gaps in revenue collection systems

The 2016 report confirms Trinidad and Tobago’s sharp decline in extractives revenues and draws attention to areas of concern including unpaid transfer licenses fees, unpaid payments from quarries, weak auditing practices in companies and government agencies, and poor production data.Decline in revenues stresses the need for optimal revenue collectionOn 11 May, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T)’s EITI published its 2016 Report. The 2016…See More
Jun 5
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Albania: Facts over rumours in the extractives

Establishing an evidence-based approach to reforms, in a land where rumours are rife.In Albania, citizens are unaware of how much extractive companies have been paying and contributing to local communities.EITI reporting revealed local government units (LGUs) have often not been receiving their statutory share of royalties. In the past, the transfer of 25% of royalties to LGUs was contingent on LGUs receiving 120% of their budgeted local taxes. This was nearly impossible to achieve on a…See More
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Dealing with asystematic disclosures: the evolving role of NEITI

Written by Christoffer Claussen, Technical Officer at the International SecretariatNigeria EITI’s (NEITI) stakeholder workshop held in Abuja in May confirmed the trend towards disclosure by governments and companies, rather than through data collected by a third party. Transparency is becoming more automatic and widespread in Nigeria’s extractive extractives sector. This has implications for NEITI’s role.In January 2017 the EITI Board …See More
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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
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The EITI is a global standard for transparency of revenues from oil, gas and mining sectors. When countries implement the EITI standard, they require companies to publish what they pay and governments to disclose what they receive. The standard is developed by a global multi-stakeholder coalition of governments, companies and civil society.
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gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

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Iraq: citizens in oil producing regions demand a bigger share of revenues

Posted on September 3, 2018 at 12:00 0 Comments

In the midst of violent protests and political uncertainty, Iraq announces highest crude oil production and export levels in over a year.

Crude oil production in the Iraq hit a 13-month high in July at 4.5 million barrels per day (bpd), according to data provided by the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) on 9…

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Malawi's journey to full contract transparency

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 14:30 0 Comments

Writen by Rachel Etter-Phoya

The Government of Malawi formally committed to disclose all oil, gas and mining contracts in December 2015 at a Malawi EITI stakeholders meeting in Lilongwe. At the meeting, the then Principal Secretary Ben Botolo responsible for mining said that all contracts were already available upon request at the…

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Improving community oversight of local development through contract transparency

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 12:03 0 Comments

Creating a level playing field for all companies in Mali

The Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Mali coalition and the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) have made numerous calls for the publication of mining contracts. They are doing this because publication of contracts will help improve the monitoring of revenues received by local government and ensure that companies comply with their social and environmental commitments. Studies by both PWYP and the OAG show that a formalised…

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Address by EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt on contract transparency

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 13:57 0 Comments

The below is based on a speech given by Fredrik Reinfeldt, Chair of the EITI, at the EITI Board meeting side event on contract transparency in Berlin June 2018. 

In 2013, the EITI Standard started to encourage contracts to be disclosed. Contracts, it is worth reminding ourselves, are legal documents that governments enter into on behalf of their people. Experience has shown that in many cases, in particular in countries…

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