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PWYP walks out of UK EITI (again)

The UK EITI multi-stakeholder group (MSG) oversees the UK's membership of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). EICS recently agreed to be one of two 'nominating authorities' in respect of civil society members of the MSG. We want to ensure that civil society representation is fair and proper and from across the UK NI, Scotland, Wales and England-…

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Added by Martin Brown on September 30, 2017 at 0:00 — No Comments

President Buhari's anti-corruption measures and plans to invest in infrastructure

Since those hard fought National elections, one year ago, President Buhari has been pushing ahead since his win, with a range of anti-corruption measures -he started with much needed reforms in key institutions, like Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Nigerian Maritime and Safety Administration (NIMASA), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Military.

I could see evidence of this in Abuja, two weeks ago, while visiting the administrative capital, with the…

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Added by Martin Brown on March 13, 2016 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

The EITI and the Challenge of Transparency

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has now been around for well over a decade (see here for more on the EITI’s history).  Formed as a response to the much vaunted ‘resource curse’, the EITI has developed a position for itself as an important and innovative actor in the fight against natural resource-focussed corruption.  Indeed, it leads the way in developing consultative processes for more openness in the oil, gas and…

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Added by Martin Brown on December 17, 2015 at 22:30 — 2 Comments

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