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EITI's Blog – October 2019 Archive (7)

Three takeaways from the EITI Board meeting in Addis Ababa

The EITI Board gathered to assess country progress, discuss the EITI’s role in addressing corruption and deepen cross-organisational collaboration.

Less than a week after the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, Addis Ababa was a fitting backdrop for the 45th EITI Board meeting, hosted by the Government of Ethiopia. With the…

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Added by EITI on October 23, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

Strengthening collaboration between the EITI and Supreme Audit Institutions

Authored by Sam Bartlett

On the eve of the 45th EITI Board meeting in Addis Ababa, the EITI International Secretariat and the Office of the Auditor General of Norway hosted a workshop on strengthening collaboration with Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). The workshop brought together EITI and SAI representatives from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sierra Leone,…

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Added by EITI on October 18, 2019 at 15:38 — No Comments

Qatar Petroleum joins EITI as a supporting company

State-owned petroleum company Qatar Petroleum will join the EITI as a supporting company, announced EITI’s Corporate Engagement Manager Andrew Irvine today, in a discussion on the EITI’s outreach plans at the organisation’s Addis Ababa Board meeting. 

“It is encouraging to see a large and influential state-owned company like Qatar Petroleum join the EITI’s group of supporting companies,” said Mark Robinson,…

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Added by EITI on October 17, 2019 at 11:33 — No Comments

Democratic Republic of Congo recognised for progress on EITI implementation

The Democratic Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI. Despite the country’s positive direction of travel in strengthening transparency, major challenges in accountability and governance remain.

The EITI Board decided today at its meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that the Democratic Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress in implementing the …

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Added by EITI on October 16, 2019 at 16:57 — No Comments

Iraq: From plugging gaps to building accountability

Iraq has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI with significant improvements in transparency of state-owned enterprises, oilfield data and petrodollar allocations. Opportunities exist to translate this emerging transparency into evidence-based debate and policy making.

The EITI Board decided today that Iraq has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. Validation, the…

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Added by EITI on October 16, 2019 at 16:56 — No Comments

Myanmar moving towards greater transparency

EITI Board concludes that Myanmar has made meaningful progress in EITI implementation, whilst urging government to strengthen public disclosures and further improve the environment for civil society participation.

Myanmar has achieved meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard, the EITI Board concluded today at its meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In taking this decision, the Board commended…

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Added by EITI on October 16, 2019 at 16:54 — No Comments

Crunching the numbers on EITI Validation

Authored by Alex Gordy

What can be learned from three years of Validation results – and how to interrogate the data

EITI Validation results are a rich source of information about the transparency of the extractive sector in EITI implementing countries. Over 80% of EITI countries have completed their first Validation since the process was introduced in 2016, producing a…

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Added by EITI on October 9, 2019 at 13:19 — No Comments

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