International Secretariat encourages the UK to implement the EITI

Following the UK Government’s invitation for consultation on its open data initiative data.gov.uk, the EITI International Secretariat has submitted a short paper urging the UK Government to follow the example of Norway, the United States and 33 other countries, by committing to implement the EITI standard.

For more information please contact Deputy Head Eddie Rich at the EITI International Secretariat.

President Obama: The US will implement the EITI

NEW YORK/OSLO, 20 September 2011 – At the launch of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in New York today, US President Obama declared that the United States will implement the EITI.

In his speech President Obama said: "We’re continuing our leadership of the global effort against corruption, by building on legislation that now requires oil, gas, and mining companies to disclose the payments that foreign governments demand of them. Today,

PRESS RELEASE: Six more countries compliant with transparency and accountability standard

PARIS, 2 March 2011 – The Central African Republic, The Kyrgyz Republic, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, and Yemen have achieved Compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors. The EITI Board designated them as ‘EITI Compliant’ at their meeting today in Paris, bringing the total number of EITI Compliant countries up to 11. In addition,

Press Release: Norway discloses oil revenue payments in first EITI Report

OSLO, 21 JANUARY 2010. Today the Norwegian government published all payments made by oil companies to the government for 2008. In this move to bolster Norwegian transparency standards, the payment data was made available in its first EITI Report.

In doing so Norway became the first European and OECD country to publish its payment figures in an EITI Report. The report covers all payments of taxes and other fees that oil companies have made to the government,

PRESS RELEASE: Iraq announces plans to implement the EITI

BAGHDAD, 10 JANUARY 2010. Noori Al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq today announced Iraq’s plans to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at the Iraqi EITI launch conference in Baghdad.  Iraq plans to become an EITI Candidate country in February.

For too long Iraq’s natural resource wealth has brought the country conflict and corruption,

EITI Chairman congratulates Liberia on progress

MONROVIA, 8 OCTOBER 2009 - Liberia has taken giant steps towards complying with the global standard for transparent management of revenues from its extractive industries under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). In Monrovia, the Chairman of the EITI, Peter Eigen, congratulated the Government, the private sector in the extractive industries, and activists of civil society, who have together accomplished what he described as an incredible job in implementing the EITI standard.