Central African Republic
In 2010, Central Africa Republic was ranked 14th among the world’s leading producers of rough diamond, by volume, and 12th among the world’s leading producers of rough diamond, by value. The country also produced gold. Subsistence farming was the mainstay of the economy yielding 70% of GDP. The World Trade Organization estimated that the mining sector accounted for about 7% of the gross domestic product; rough diamond and timber were the country's leading export products. Exploitation of gold and diamonds has so far been exclusively done through artisanal mining. Industrial extraction is only expected to start production from 2013.
EITI CAR published its first report (for the year 2006) in March 2009. A second report covering 2007-2009 was published in December 2010. EITI CAR adopted its 2010 report on 28 November 2012. The terms of reference for the 2011 report were discussed at the MSG's 15 March 2013 meeting. Country-wide communications continue through 16 EITI committees at prefecture level. CAR was the first compliant country to publish its annual report 2011.
The EITI Board has decided to temporarily suspend Central African Republic’s status as EITI Compliant, effective 10 April 2013.
- Establishment of 16 regional EITI sub-committees
- Development of methodology for reporting in an entirely informal sector
- Formal announcement of integration of forestry in the 2011 report
- Nationwide grassroots outreach and media campaign in local languages
- Institutional cooperation with the National Assembly (including declaration of support by Parliamentarians)
- Independent annual budget for EITI CAR as integral and recurring part of state budget
- Films on the EITI (targeted to e.g. Parliamentarians)
- Co-hosting of regional EITI conference in March 2012 in Bangui for peer exchange