New guide on implementing EITI launched

The handbook can be read at World Bank's website.

A new handbook from the World Bank suggesting practical steps on how countries can implement the EITI Standard was launched this week.

Paulo de Sa, Manager of World Bank's Oil, Gas and Mining Unit, said at its launch: "Using the Extractive Industries Value Chain as an analytical tool, this handbook holistically analyzes the importance of EITI to domestic economies, governance structures, and local populations, and suggests measures to leverage its potential to ensure inclusive growth and sustainable development. "

Implementing EITI for Impact: A Handbook for Policymakers and Stakeholders builds upon an earlier publication, “Implementing EITI: Applying Early Lessons from the Field”. It provides guidance:

  • to stakeholders (including policy makers, industry, and civil society) in countries currently implementing, or seeking to implement, EITI;
  • on the measures required to launch and implement the EITI successfully; and
  • to EITI implementing countries in “mainstreaming” EITI into the good-governance agenda by recommending global good-fit practices that build on the EITI standards and practices.  

Further, de Sa said: "Country-based case studies and results provide practical insights into EITI implementation and the challenges overcome".

It will be made available in other languages next year. It can be read on the World Bank's website: http://go.worldbank.org/5MZ45SB8K0

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