What makes for ambitious commitments in the extractives sector?

This session will take place at the Open Government Partnership Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia and is co-hosted by the EITI and the Natural Resource Governance Institute.

In the OGP, natural resource commitments have great transformative potential. Openness in extractives can pave the way for sustainable development, environmental protection and reduction of social conflicts. It therefore comes as no surprise that the top OGP commitment category is natural resources,

Using OGP Action Plans to Raise the Ambition of Natural Resources Governance Reforms

In resource-rich countries, corruption in the commodities, oil, gas, and mining sectors deprives communities of critical investments in health, education, and infrastructure needed for their well-being. Given the urgency of the problem, governments and civil society are using the collaborative platform provided by OGP to work together to improve natural resources governance.SpeakersEddie Rich, Deputy Head and Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East,

OGP and the EITI – creating a transparency circle

Yellow: OGP Countries, blue: EITI countries, purple: EITI-OGP countries.

Since its inception, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) has encouraged its resource-rich members to commit to joining the EITI. NRGI carried out a review of commitments made under the EITI and OGP in 2017 and found that 7% of all OGP commitments were related to the extractive sector. Since then, points of collaboration have increased as new issues have come to the fore, especially beneficial ownership,

Open Government Partnership Summit

The OGP summit hosts around 3000 representatives from 70 countries: Heads of State and governments, ministers, public servants, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, start-ups and digital innovators, civic techs, developers, researchers, journalists will gather in Paris to share their experiences and push forward the open government agenda in light of the global challenges.