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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

Afghanistan’s Transparency Portal – a window on mining and oil projects

Authored by Aasmund Andersen and Christina Berger

On 25 November 2018, journalists, civil society members and senior government officials gather at the government media information centre in Kabul. National TV is broadcasting, live streaming on media channels is under way. Hon. Minister of Mines and Petroleum…

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Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 10:05 — No Comments

Nigeria uses EITI to reform industry, build accountability

Having met all the requirements of the EITI Standard, country seeks to entrench transparency in government and company systems.

Nigeria’s pioneering use of multi-stakeholder governance to disclose data on its upstream extractives value chain was recognised today by the EITI Board. It became the first Anglophone African country to have made satisfactory progress in implementing all the requirements of the EITI Standard. It now faces the challenge of entrenching this…

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Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 9:53 — No Comments

EITI countries progress on path to transparent and accountable extractive sectors

EITI Board assesses implementation in eight countries

The EITI Board assessed the status of eight implementing countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mauritania, Nigeria, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago at its meeting in Kyiv on 27-28 February. The Board agreed that Nigeria and Norway had achieved satisfactory progress overall in implementing the EITI Standard. In the other cases, the Board noted progress and outlined the corrective actions needed…

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Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

EITI Board approves Argentina’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Government to use EITI to promote transparent and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources

The EITI Board today approved Argentina’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. Argentina, the third-largest economy in Latin America, becomes the EITI’s 52nd member country.

I congratulate Argentina on becoming a member of the EITI…

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Added by EITI on February 28, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

Ugandan cabinet gives go-ahead to apply for EITI membership to boost investments

Country sees joining the EITI as an opportunity to create lasting value from its petroleum resources

The Ugandan cabinet has agreed to give the government the go-ahead to apply to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The decision is part of the country’s ongoing efforts to strengthen accountability in the management of its natural resources and attract investors to develop its oil, gas and mining reserves.

"We believe that initiatives such as…

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Added by EITI on February 25, 2019 at 14:46 — 1 Comment

Adapting the EITI Standard to reflect country-led innovations on transparency

EITI Board to assess proposed changes to the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources on 27-28 February

To date, 38 of the EITI’s 51 members have completed the Validation process, which is the assessment of a country’s performance against the requirements of the 2016 EITI Standard. The…

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Added by EITI on February 25, 2019 at 14:45 — No Comments

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