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Launch of PWYP's EITI guide for Civil society

On 21 June 2018 Publish What You Pay is launching a new guide for civil society organisations: Achieving Integrity in Oil, Gas and Mining - Leveraging the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative for reform in oil, gas and mining governance”.

This guide, split into four chapters to be released throughout 2018, draws on the extensive and unique insight our members have gained from being at the heart of the EITI process since its inception.

The guide is a key resource for civil society groups involved in EITI, a crucial tool for citizen participation in the extractives sector and will equip them with the necessary tools to play their role effectively. It outlines the context and challenges of civil society participation in the EITI, and offers recommendations and case studies to help civil society actors leverage the EITI Standard and platform to improve extractive sector governance.

There will be four chapters of the guide, reflecting the natural cycle of EITI implementation in a country:

  • Chapter one, “Four steps to strong Civil Society participation in the EITI", shows how to establish credible and effective civil society representation on the national multi-stakeholder group
  • Chapter two explores how civil society can ensure that data collection and publication meet EITI requirements and are meaningful to citizens (Available in Autumn)
  • Chapter three covers the successful dissemination of EITI data, including using disclosed information to fuel public debate about natural resource management (Available in Autumn)
  • Chapter four shows how civil society can assess the impact of EITI implementation in light of its own advocacy targets (Available in Winter)

Chapter 1: Four steps to stronger Civil Society participation in the EITI has been launched, it addresses how to select the best civil society representatives and make sure they are accountable to the wider constituency; maximising influence and negotiating power and use the Civil Society Protocol.

In this chapter you will find case studies and recommendations on

  1. Selecting the best civil society representatives
  2. Ensuring these representatives are accountable to their constituencies
  3. Maximising their influence
  4. Harnessing the EITI’s Civil Society Protocol to optimise civic participation

Watch this informational video for an overview of the guide and the contents of chapter one.

Please share the guide and the video widely with interested parties. See suggested messaging and attached graphics  for use on social media platforms:

Suggested social media messaging

For attention of all CSOs involved in #EITI. This guide is for you! It contains the necessary tools to help you effectively represent citizen voices in the multi stakeholder initiative https://bit.ly/2MddtRJ

Chapter 1 of our new guide outlines how CSOs involved in #EITI can select the best representatives of citizens, hold them to account, coordinate with wider civil society & engage w gov & businesses https://bit.ly/2MddtRJ

CSOs involved in  #EITI at national level, want to participate effectively in the multi stakeholder initiative? This is the guide for you! https://bit.ly/2MddtRJ

The Guide is also available in Russian, French and Spanish, Arabic to follow shortly.

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