Equatorial Guinea moving towards EITI Validation

Equatorial Guinea, currently an EITI Candidate country, held the 7th meeting of the EITI National Commission, the EITI multi-stakeholder group in the country, on 30 January. The Commission, chaired by Finance Minister Melchor Esono Edje, took important decisions for the advancement of the implementation process in EG: Hart Nurse Limited was chosen to conduct the EITI Validation,

Tanzania Multi-Stakeholder Group Inaugurated

On 17 November 2009, the Deputy Minister of Energy and Minerals officially inaugurated Tanzania’s EITI Multi-Stakeholder Working Group. The Group consists of five members each from government, companies, and civil society, plus a chairperson, who has yet to be appointed. In its inaugural session, the MSG elected the Commissioner of Minerals as its interim chairman.

Myanmar capitalises on its multi-stakeholder platform to reform the extractive sector

After months of political transition, I am witnessing a dynamic and ambitious EITI in Myanmar. The key is getting the right people around the table, discussing tough issues. It reminds me very much of my time as the Philippines’ National Coordinator.

Transitioning to a new government always poses challenges – not least in the case of Myanmar where the change entailed an almost complete overhaul of the existing institutions.

Core conditions for greater transparency

New research identifies key factors enabling EITI to improve government transparency, but finds few improvements in accountability prior to the 2013 Standard.

Newly released research suggests that the EITI helps to improve government transparency when two core conditions are in place: First, non-governmental actors (i.e., civil society and the private sector) must be treated as full and equal partners in EITI decision-making and implementation. Second,