Looking out through my office window here in Oslo, I see the security measures going up around the Nobel Peace Centre and the Town Hall ahead of the ceremonies honouring President Obama.
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.
24 November 2009 Sverre Andreas Lunde-Danbolt
The last few weeks I have been working on a project for the EITI Secretariat. The project has been to create a first draft of a "Social Media Strategy" for the EITI, helping the Secretariat begin their journey into the world of hyper-communication and user generated content.
23 July 2009 Christopher Eads
The EITI has been growing strongly over the last two years and there are now 30 countries implementing the EITI around the world.
11 February 2009 Graham Baxter
By Graham Baxter, Director, Responsible Business Solutions, International Business Leaders Forum I was there at the start, Johannesburg 2002, although I have to admit I was a bit busy promoting BP's Solar business in the Ubuntu Village tent to spare much time for the launch by the UK Prime Minster, Tony Blair, of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. When I was asked to take on BP's corporate responsibility role the next year, I was delighted to find that it included the BP "seat" in the emerging governance structures of the initiative.
9 February 2009 Eddie Rich
By Eddie Rich, Deputy Head of the EITI Secretariat There is little doubt that multi-stakeholder initiatives are the flavour of the month in the development world. With levels of trust under severe strain between governments, companies and communities due to the current economic environment, the role and profile of such initiatives is likely to increase still further.
6 February 2009 Anders Tunold Kråkenes
Most minerals have seen a decline in market prices of 40-50% in recent months as the global economic slowdown reduces demand from industry. One could ask, "Does the quest for more transparency help to mitigate the negative effects of this collapse?" In times of depressed commodity prices revenues from extractive industry are reduced, putting pressure on government finances as well as extractives operators. As financial resources become more scarce
2 February 2009 Christopher Eads
The EITI's International Conference in Doha is an important forum for leaders from governments, companies and civil society organisations to come together and exchange ideas and experiences. The list of leaders coming to the conference highlights the broad range of support for the EITI and the key role it can play in improving transparency and promoting good governance in the extractives industry. Industry leaders such as Jeroen van der Veer, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell; Peter Robertson, vice-Chairman, Chevron Corporation