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Q&A with Total: the first major to adopt contract transparency policy

The French oil company Total becomes one of the first major oil companies to announce that they will advocate for the public disclosure by countries of their petroleum contracts and licenses. By coming out in favour of contract transparency, the company is joining ranks with mining giant Rio Tinto, as well as smaller oil companies Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil. In a statement, EITI Chair, Fredrik Reinfeld…

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Added by EITI on April 11, 2018 at 12:57 — No Comments

"Our efforts in beneficial ownership transparency have been important"

Faces of transparency: an EITI blog series.

I have been a member of the EITI Executive Committee from its creation in 2007 until today. Over the last ten years I have participated regularly in our multi-stakeholder dialogue and have witnessed DRC EITI grow from strength to strength as it has…

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Added by EITI on March 21, 2018 at 12:24 — No Comments

Ecuador commits to implement the EITI

Ecuador highlights desire for responsible mining

On 5 March Ecuador’s Mining Minister Rebeca Illescas committed to implement the EITI Standard. The commitment was made at “Ecuador Day” at the PDAC in Toronto on 5 March. Minister Illescas stressed that joining the EITI is “ very important for the…

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Added by EITI on March 13, 2018 at 18:20 — 1 Comment

The journey to contract disclosure in Ghana

Written by Ines Schjolberg Marques

How stakeholders from government, civil society and industry worked together to make contract disclosure a reality.

Last month, Ghana launched its new petroleum register, which…

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Added by EITI on March 9, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

EITI: Pressing for Progress on Gender

Written by: Gisela Granado

Seven suggestions to support women’s leadership in the extractive sectors.

Have you ever noticed that you are the only female sitting at the table?

In some countries, this is quite glaring, especially when having a conversation about the…

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Added by EITI on March 8, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Innovators in transparency

By Indra Thevoz

Day 2 of EITI Board meeting - Outcomes of Validation

Timor-Leste today joined Mongolia and the Philippines as the first countries having made satisfactory progress against the Standard. The Board also found Albania, Burkina Faso, and Kazakhstan to have made meaningful progress…

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Added by EITI on February 14, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Reporting, not reports

By Gay Ordenes

Mainstreaming is the future of EITI

The EITI Board made a groundbreaking decision today that will change how EITI implementation will look like in the coming years.

From EITI reports to systematic disclosures

The Board agreed to make systematic disclosures of extractives data through government and company systems the default expectation from countries. This means that instead of producing annual…

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Added by EITI on February 13, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

New Norwegian Development Minister Nikolai Astrup delivers speech to EITI on the eve of Board Meeting in Oslo.

By Victor Ponsford

Nikolai Astrup, the new Norwegian Minister for Development, was speaking at a reception to mark the 39th EITI Board meeting. He started by quoting part of a powerful speech delivered at Davos by Erna Solberg, Norway’s prime minister: 

“Corruption and illegal financial flows are linked to the whole range of security threats we face today: climate change, terror, organised crime, cybercrime, to mention a few. We face multiple…

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Added by EITI on February 12, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Afghan knots in green villages

By Pablo Valverde

First impressions from an assessment of Afghanistan progress against the EITI Standard

Legend says that sometime around 2000 BC, an oracle decreed that the next man to enter the city of Telmissus would become king of the Phrygians. Gordias, a farmer riding on an ox-cart, drove into the city and was summarily made king. Decades later, his son, the famous King Midas, commemorated this event by tying the cart to a pole in…

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Added by EITI on January 31, 2018 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Reports, recommendations, reforms: How the EITI is improving PNG’s natural resource management

By Lucas Alkan, National Coordinator, PNG EITI

Before Papua New Guinea signed up to implement the EITI Standard in 2013, there was no framework in place for disclosure of revenue streams from the country’s mining and petroleum sector. Nor was information on how much proceeds end up in the government budget or spending for socio-economic development readily available.

Since 2013, government support for extractive sector transparency, both in terms of policy…

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Added by EITI on January 30, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Extractives Sector Corruption: What we have learned

By: Cari Votava

There is a global consensus that in many countries, extractives sector corruption can deprive the population of resources needed to reduce poverty.  At the same time, many good practice options are emerging as models for improving transparency in regulatory governance of…

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Added by EITI on January 18, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

Argentina makes public its commitment to adhere to the EITI

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Added by EITI on January 9, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt's end-of-year message

Dear EITI supporters,

2017 has been a busy year for our countries. Almost half have completed Validation, we have seen unparalleled political commitments on beneficial ownership transparency and most are accelerating the process of mainstreaming transparency into government and company systems.

We welcomed three countries to our family in 2017 –  Guyana, Mexico and Suriname. We also saw three countries withdraw from EITI implementation, Azerbaijan, Niger and the United States.…

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Added by EITI on December 22, 2017 at 15:54 — 1 Comment

Unleashing the potential of open EITI data

Written by: Christoffer Claussen, Information and Data Officer at the EITI International Secretariat

On 31 December 2017, an important provision of the 2016 EITI Standard comes into force. It requires implementing countries to make their EITI data available in open data formats. This is quite easily achieved and an important step in ensuring that EITI data is publicly accessible and contributes to public debate.

In 2016 the EITI Board clarified…

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Added by EITI on November 10, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

New deadline: consultant to support Indonesia with commodity trading pilot

Request for expressions of interest: consultant to support Indonesia with a commodity trading pilot

The EITI International Secretariat is recruiting a consultant to support the government of Indonesia and the EITI MSG with a commodity trading pilot. The consultancy includes

(i) conducting consultations with EITI stakeholders;

(ii) facilitating trainings and workshops to develop the commodity trading reporting…

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Added by EITI on March 9, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

New deadline: consultant to support Indonesia with commodity trading pilot

Request for expressions of interest: consultant to support Indonesia with a commodity trading pilot

The EITI International Secretariat is recruiting a consultant to support the government of Indonesia and the EITI MSG with a commodity trading pilot. The consultancy includes

(i) conducting consultations with EITI stakeholders;

(ii) facilitating trainings and workshops to develop the commodity trading reporting…

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Added by EITI on March 9, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

New deadline: consultant to support Indonesia with commodity trading pilot

Request for expressions of interest: consultant to support Indonesia with a commodity trading pilot

The EITI International Secretariat is recruiting a consultant to support the government of Indonesia and the EITI MSG with a commodity trading pilot. The consultancy includes

(i) conducting consultations with EITI stakeholders;

(ii) facilitating trainings and workshops to develop the commodity trading reporting…

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Added by EITI on March 9, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

New deadline: consultant to support Indonesia with commodity trading pilot

Request for expressions of interest: consultant to support Indonesia with a commodity trading pilot

The EITI International Secretariat is recruiting a consultant to support the government of Indonesia and the EITI MSG with a commodity trading pilot. The consultancy includes

(i) conducting consultations with EITI stakeholders;

(ii) facilitating trainings and workshops to develop the commodity trading reporting…

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Added by EITI on March 9, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

New deadline: consultant to support Indonesia with commodity trading pilot

Request for expressions of interest: consultant to support Indonesia with a commodity trading pilot

The EITI International Secretariat is recruiting a consultant to support the government of Indonesia and the EITI MSG with a commodity trading pilot. The consultancy includes

(i) conducting consultations with EITI stakeholders;

(ii) facilitating trainings and workshops to develop the commodity trading reporting…

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Added by EITI on March 9, 2017 at 15:24 — No Comments

EITI recruiting four senior staff

The Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is looking for up to four senior staff members in Oslo, Norway. Please apply by close of business on 15 March 2017.

More at eiti.org/jobs



Regional Directors / Country Managers for Africa; Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Regional Directors/Country Managers take responsibility to coordinate and…

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Added by EITI on March 1, 2017 at 11:25 — No Comments

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