With over half of the 39 countries that are implementing the EITI now Compliant, how to convert transparency to accountability was a recurring theme among the 1,300 delegates at the 6th International EITI Conference Thursday.
The EITI Blog
The EITI Blog gathers together ideas about the role of transparency and natural resources in creating economic growth and fighting poverty and corruption. The blog is authored by members of the EITI Secretariat and key stakeholders.
15 May 2013 Johnny West
"What EITI Reports tell us (and what is missing)" is one of the topics that will be discussed at the at the EITI Global Conference in Sydney.
10 May 2013 Jonas Moberg
When the over 1000 delegates from 95 countries meet in Sydney later this month, it will be at a defining moment for the emerging global coalition to ensure transparency of natural resources, known as the EITI.
11 March 2013 David Diamond
While prices for natural resource commodities, such as oil, gas and precious metals, remain volatile, interest in extractive industries – oil, gas and mining - should continue over the long term.
25 January 2013 Jean Claude Katende
In 2002, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was launched on the initiative of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
9 January 2013 Katherine Lay
This blog post was originally written by Katherine Lay (picture) for the ONE.org Africa Blog, and is republished here with their permission.
21 December 2012 Clare Short
Dear FriendsAs another year ends, I'd like to offer each of you and your families all best wishes for happiness and fulfillment in 2013. I would also like to reflect briefly on the challenges that we set ourselves at the beginning of the year and on those for the coming year.
23 November 2012 Abdul Omar
If you arrive or you depart from Lusaka by air, you can hardly escape a gigantic billboard at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. It shows how much revenue Zambia collected from the mining industry, the mainstay of the economy for nearly a century.
27 September 2012 Diarmid O'Sullivan
The EITI’s future may hinge on decisions by the Board between now and the EITI Conference next May. The initiative could grow to fill more of the gap between its Principles and its rather limited results on the ground so far. Or it could end up as a has-been, trudging unnoticed
26 September 2012 Anwar Ravat
A few weeks ago Zambia reached EITI Compliant status, a significant milestone for transparency in Zambia’s mineral extraction sector - as well as for multi-stakeholder collaboration and building civil society “voice”.