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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,

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The EITI Secretariat has been buzzing with activity in recent weeks as preparations for the 4th EITI International Conference in Doha are in full swing. Stakeholders from around the world have been sending in their contributions for the range of publications that will be launched during the conference, including the EITI Progress Report 2007-2009. Interest in the conference has been high, with Heads of State and many ministers from supporting,

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By Sefton Darby, Director of S.E.B. Strategy Ltd

With the 4th international EITI conference almost upon us it is perhaps worth doing a little advanced thinking about the kind of issues which the global "EITI community" will need to address in the 2 years that follow the conference. At the Lancaster House conference in 2003 a two-fold agenda was set: to broaden what was then a very small group of stakeholders into an international movement;

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I too want to welcome you all to our new website. The international EITI Secretariat opened here in Oslo last month. With the launch of this new website we take another important step in the building of our organization and in contributing towards a standard and movement for revenue transparency.

The EITI Secretariat cannot “do” the EITI. The “doing” of the EITI needs to be done by countries committed to implementing it, in close collaboration with all of their stakeholders.

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