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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

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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

EITI and PWYP: What’s next after 15 years of successful collaboration?

Authored by Mark Robinson

The EITI was created to fix a failure of governance in the oil, gas and mining sector and is guided by the belief that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens. The organisation was born out of a dynamic coalition of committed activists, progressive companies and brave governments who convened to seek consensus on how the sector could be better managed. At the time of its inception, it was a radical idea that civil society…

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Added by EITI on February 18, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Ushering in a new era of transparency in Armenia

After two years of rapid progress by the Armenia EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) and national secretariat, the country’s inaugural EITI Report was launched in Yerevan on 30 January.…

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Added by EITI on February 8, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

How Indonesia is paving the way for more open disclosure of extractive industries data

Authored by Victor Ponsford

Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, abounds in natural resources. In 2016, its oil, gas and mining activities contributed 7% of total government revenues. Access to the internet is becoming more widespread across the 17,000 island archipelago nation, providing a cost-efficient way to make…

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Added by EITI on February 7, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Zambia hones in on fiscal sweet spot for mining

Authored by Victor Ponsford and Ian Mwiinga

Government takes bold step of requesting financial models from companies

Zambia, Africa’s second-largest producer of copper, is highly dependent on mining as its major productive industry. Mining contributes to 68% of the country’s foreign exchange earnings and…

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Added by EITI on January 31, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Former New Zealand Prime Minister and UNDP Head Helen Clark Confirmed as EITI Chair Nominee

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) Board today announced that former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark is confirmed as the nominee to chair the EITI.

The former Prime Minister will assume her position following the EITI’s Members’ Meeting [1], to be held on 17 June in Paris. Helen Clark will be replacing…

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Added by EITI on January 30, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

Government of France to host EITI Global Conference in Paris in June

Conference set to draw 1,000 collective governance supporters and practitioners in a time of rising polarisation.

The Government of France and the EITI today confirmed that the 2019 EITI Global Conference will take place on 18-19 June at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The Conference will provide an opportunity for heads of state, civil society activists and industry leaders to discuss emerging trends and best practices in the good governance of natural…

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Added by EITI on January 30, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

Natural resource governance: ever more transparency despite headwinds

Written by Marianne Stigset

The good governance of natural resources has undergone an openness revolution since the EITI was established over a decade ago. The information being disclosed along the extractive industry value chain is becoming increasingly timely, accurate and granular, yet challenges remain in the form of shrinking civic space, corruption and under-used data. This was the conclusion of the roundtable discussion on Emerging Trends and…

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Added by EITI on January 15, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments

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