Open data and EITI

The EITI Global Conference in Lima hosted several side-events, with the EITI Data Storytellers Bootcamp being a notable one. This event was aimed at sharing experiences and cooperation on the ways to use the growing volume of data produced by the EITI reports.

Workstreams of the Bootcamp covered different open data tools, software and portals to visualize, interpret and present information, including some useful hacks as user-centered design,

Open Data needed to improve extractive industries governance

Dewi from Indonesia EITI blogs from the Data Storytelling Bootcamp.

Dewi Yuliandini H is a Data Analyst of Extractives at Publish What You Pay Indonesia, and is works on Open Data, Natural Resources Management and Climate Change issues. Follow Dewi on Twitter @dewiyuliandini

“While others are busy discussing about governance and management, we are here having fun playing with data and lots of games such as MAP-X, OpenRefine, Tableau,

Dealing with asystematic disclosures: the evolving role of NEITI

Nigeria EITI’s (NEITI) stakeholder workshop held in Abuja in May confirmed the trend towards disclosure by governments and companies, rather than through data collected by a third party. Transparency is becoming more automatic and widespread in Nigeria’s extractive extractives sector. This has implications for NEITI’s role.

In January 2017 the EITI Board recognised Nigeria’s role as a pioneer of extractive sector transparency.

EITI Mainstreaming and Government Online Repository Portals

At the Mining Indaba last week, new versions of the Online Repository portals were presented by the Governments of Ghana, Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Online Repository portals publish the entire mining license registry, owner details and payments data directly from the mining cadastre system.

The new Online Repository portal design is refining a standard set and developed by Sierra Leone, who launched the first Online Repository in 2012.

How to open beneficial ownership data and apply standards for disclosure formats?

At the EITI Opening Up Ownership Conference, I facilitated a session on standards for beneficial ownership data in the context of the open data and open government movements. I was joined by Antya Widita, the Web Foundation's Data Lab Manager in Jakarta and Malick Tapsoba, Head of the Burkina Faso Open Data Initiative. Alongside these two open data experts, we were lucky to be joined by Yanuar Nugroho, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President,

Mauritania ‘appening’ up extractives data

21/11/2017 – EITI-Mauritania is today launching an app aimed at providing easy access to key and simplified data on Mauritania’s mining and petroleum sectors drawing from EITI reports since 2012.

This app, available in French and soon in Arabic, was developed by students from the University of Nouakchott, with support from the EITI-Mauritania national secretariat and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Make things open, it makes things better

Making information public always bears the risk that people discover mistakes. But that’s what will make it better, too. It’s what happened when we started publishing open EITI data on a large scale.

I wish I came up with the slogan used in the title of this blog. But the credit goes to the Government Digital Service (GDS) team in the UK. It’s one of their design principles. I learned more about it when I visited them in March this year,

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