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EITI welcomes KAZ Minerals PLC as a supporting company

At the 2019 EITI Global Conference in Paris, the EITI welcomed KAZ Minerals PLC as its newest supporting company. 

KAZ Minerals is a copper company focused on large scale, low cost open pit mining in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) Region.  The Group is listed in London and Kazakhstan. KAZ Minerals operates the Bozshakol open pit mine in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan, the Aktogay pit open mine and three underground mines in the East Region of Kazakhstan, and the…

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Added by EITI on June 17, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

EITI countries progress on path to transparency and accountability

The EITI Board assessed the status of four implementing countries - Albania, Mali, Peru and Sierra Leone - at its meeting in Paris on 17 June.

What is Validation?

The EITI is implemented at the national level. In accordance with the EITI Standard, all EITI implementing countries are subject to periodic evaluation (“Validation”). Validation focuses on adherence to the EITI’s requirements on stakeholder…

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Added by EITI on June 17, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

The future of extractive industries’ governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Authored by Mark Robinson Executive Director, EITI International Secretariat, Daniel Kaufmann, NRGI President and CEO and Juan Cruz Vieyra, Senior Specialist, innovation for citizen services, InterAmerican Development Bank. 

Natural resources are a key factor for growth and development for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The value of fossil fuel reserves is…

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Added by EITI on June 16, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

Three things to look out for at the 2019 EITI Global Conference

Authored by Mark Robinson

Over the past 12 years, the EITI has grown from an initiative of 12 countries to an established global norm for improving extractives governance worldwide. The 2019 EITI Global Conference’s central theme "Open Data, Build Trust" embodies how we envision this creative international partnership to evolve over the coming decade. Three elements underpin this theme and shape the dynamic and…

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Added by EITI on June 13, 2019 at 11:16 — No Comments

Furthering open government commitments in partnership with OGP

Authored by Mark Robinson and Lyydia Kilpi

Building on our common objectives, the synergy between the EITI and the OGP continues to grow.

The EITI and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) are close cousins. Both initiatives aim to improve governance and build trust by opening up data and creating opportunities for citizen participation.

Thirty of the 52 EITI countries are …

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Added by EITI on June 11, 2019 at 9:28 — No Comments

The EITI adopts a new visual identity

Emerging global trends, increasing interconnectivity and rapid digitisation are changing the game for extractives transparency. As the EITI pushes new boundaries, we adopt a refreshed visual identity that reflects our diversity and forward-looking agenda.

Looking back, moving forward

The EITI has come…

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Added by EITI on May 27, 2019 at 12:16 — No Comments

Iraq: EITI’s biggest OPEC member on track to systematic transparency

Authored by Indra Thévoz and Alex Gordy

A will and a way: as Iraq starts its second Validation, it has a chance to lead on systematic transparency.

95% of government revenues in Iraq comes from oil and gas sales. Ensuring the sector is transparent and open is essential for the wider economy and Iraqi society.…

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Added by EITI on May 16, 2019 at 10:29 — No Comments

Chad’s progresses in EITI implementation

Chad has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI with significant improvements in contract transparency and commodity trading.

The EITI Board decided that Chad has made meaningful progress in…

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Added by EITI on May 16, 2019 at 10:25 — No Comments

Germany EITI leads by example

With all requirements met, Germany is set to embrace routine disclosures and innovate further.

Germany was recognised today by the EITI Board as having made satisfactory progress across all EITI Requirements. An active advocate and supporter for the EITI internationally, Germany started implementing the EITI in 2016 to demonstrate its own commitment to responsible natural resource governance.

From the outset, Germany’s multi-stakeholder group focused on making the EITI…

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Added by EITI on May 16, 2019 at 10:24 — No Comments

London Metal Exchange, EITI and OECD to improve transparency in mineral supply chains

Today, the London Metal Exchange (LME), the world’s largest market for minerals, launched a formal consultation on the proposed rules for responsible…

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Added by EITI on April 23, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

Setting the standard in commodity trading

Efforts to bring transparency to the commodity trading sector were given new momentum last month in Switzerland, the global centre for commodity traders. EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt addressed traders at the FT Commodities Summit in Lausanne.…

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Added by EITI on April 15, 2019 at 16:11 — No Comments

Taking the lead on disclosures

Authored by Murjanatu Gamawa and Alex Gordy

The EITI Global Conference in Paris on 18-19 June will showcase emerging best practices in EITI implementation from 52 countries. Ghana has all the building blocks needed to lead Africa in systematically disclosing EITI data.

In March, Ghana EITI (GHEITI) convened a workshop to explore…

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Added by EITI on April 15, 2019 at 16:07 — No Comments

Who owns extractive resources in Asia?

Authored by Eddie Rich

12 countries participated in the EITI Beneficial Ownership Asia and Pacific Regional Workshop in Manila

The EITI, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) hosted the Beneficial…

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Added by EITI on March 27, 2019 at 16:40 — 1 Comment

Mark Robinson: My vision for the EITI

This blog is based on introductory remarks delivered by EITI Executive Director Mark Robinson, to the 42nd EITI Board in Kyiv. He lays out his reflections since he took up his role in November and offers his vision for the organisation moving forward. 

As I reach the 100-day mark since I stepped into my position as EITI…

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Added by EITI on March 18, 2019 at 11:40 — No Comments

The road from Kyiv to Paris

Authored by Sam Bartlett

What next for strengthening implementation of the EITI Standard?

The EITI’s 42nd Board meeting was held in Kyiv, Ukraine on 27-28 February 2019. As has been widely reported, the…

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Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:14 — No Comments

Ukraine’s revolution against corruption and hidden ownership

Authored by Ines Schjolberg Marques and Indra Thévoz

Four lessons learned from the journey towards beneficial ownership transparency in Ukraine

Considering Ukraine’s pioneering efforts on extractives transparency, it is hardly surprising that Kyiv was chosen to host the …

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Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:10 — No Comments

The EITI’s quiet revolution

Authored by Sam Bartlett

On the eve of the 42nd EITI Board Meeting in Kyiv, EITI Ukraine hosted a roundtable on the EITI’s transition from a focus on EITI reporting toward encouraging systematic disclosure

A …

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Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:05 — No Comments

Shaping a more gender-inclusive extractives sector

It is no secret that the extractive industries are a male-dominated sector. Evidence suggests that while the benefits of extractive industry projects are enjoyed primarily by men, it is women who bear…

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Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Tricky but crucial – Assessing civic space in extractives

Authored by Lyydia Kilpi

It is no secret that civic space is shrinking worldwide, including in some of the EITI’s 52 member states. Guaranteeing civil society’s free and active engagement in extractives governance is a fundamental part of the EITI process. Civil society is one of the three constituencies that sit on…

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Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Building on Kyiv: Next steps for gender and resource governance

Authored by Rebecca Iwerks

Rebecca Iwerks is the Director of Capacity Development at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and works to develop curriculum to help actors translate research into effective policy change.

The changes to the EITI Standard approved by the EITI Board in Kyiv last week represent a significant step towards making natural resource governance more gender-inclusive. The EITI’s 52 member states are now required to…

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Added by EITI on March 14, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

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