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Gloria Mugambe, Head of Uganda EITI’s national secretariat, outlines the priorities for EITI implementation and reflects on the role of transparency in Uganda’s developing extractive sector.

Since the first announcement of Uganda’s oil discovery in 2006, the public’s perception of the sector has fluctuated from excitement, to expectation, impatience, cynicism and finally resigned acceptance that expected gains from oil will not be realised soon. Yet,

EITI Board Chair Helen Clark on the commitment to fighting corruption in Mexico and the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. See the original article published on 11 October 2020 in La Jornada in Spanish here

Mexico's natural resources belong to and should benefit its citizens. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) share that conviction. EITI is a global standard for transparency and good governance of the oil,

Beneficial ownership transparency - knowing who ultimately controls and benefits from a company - is critical to fighting corruption and preventing illicit financial flows. Making beneficial ownership transparency the norm in the extractives sector can reduce the potential for corrupt activity in a sector that often yields significant revenues. New research has shown that there is both high demand for technical assistance to achieve beneficial ownership transparency,

Armenia has made satisfactory progress in implementing the EITI Standard. The country has used the EITI as a platform for dialogue and a catalyst for mining sector reform.

Since joining the EITI in 2017, the Government of Armenia has focused on bringing greater transparency and accountability to the mining sector. It has shown strong commitment to the EITI principles and the EITI Standard, to achieve this outcome from its first Validation.

Resource-dependent countries face many obstacles in adhering to principles of good extractives governance, including corruption and mismanagement. Enhanced fiscal transparency is vital for addressing these challenges. It is a goal shared by the EITI and the International Budget Partnership (IBP).

Gender provisions in the 2019 EITI Standard is starting to inform more inclusive decision-making, but there is still a long way to go

If extractives resources are to benefit all citizens, both women and men need to be included in the sector’s governance and have equal access to employment opportunities. Yet the extractive industries are disproportionately governed and operated by men, and sector-specific policies that take gender into account are relatively scarce.

Everyone agrees that measuring the impact of the EITI is essential - and that doing this properly is notoriously difficult

The Covid-19 pandemic and associated economic downturn is an unprecedented global shock. It has challenged those working in development to redouble their efforts to promote social justice, equality and sustainability. Through the crisis,

Just over six months remain until EITI implementing countries will be required to publish new or amended extractives agreements. Ahead of this milestone, we take stock of the progress and bottlenecks in contract transparency to date.

Governments and companies who publish contracts in accordance with the EITI Standard offer stakeholders the information to understand and monitor compliance with the terms,

This blog is co-authored by the World Bank EGPS Multi-Donor Trust Fund and the EITI. The World Bank’s Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund supports developing countries govern their oil, gas and mineral resources in a sustainable and transparent manner to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity.

Madagascar makes progress in extractives sector disclosures, but has yet to achieve its potential for systematic transparency.

Following its second Validation, Madagascar achieved meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard, with considerable improvements across several requirements.

As a low-income country, Madagascar’s economy depends significantly on the extractives sector. In 2018, the sector contributed 4.41% to the country’s GDP and over a quarter of total exports.