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Bangui. Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Validation status
Yet to be assessed
21 November 2008
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Overview and role of the EITI

The Central African Republic’s mineral reserves primarily consist of diamonds and gold, however the sector remains largely informal and has historically been a source of conflict.

The Central African Republic was suspended from the EITI in 2013, when the EITI Board concluded that the EITI could not be effectively implemented due to political instability. The country was suspended from the Kimberley Process in the same year, but some regions were since deemed compliant as of 2015. 

In October 2021, the EITI Board agreed to lift Central African Republic’s suspension. The country is undertaking an adapted approach to EITI implementation, adopting flexible reporting and limiting implementation to geographical areas compliant with the Kimberley Process. The country aims to use the EITI to support the government’s plans to formalise the mining sector, attract investment and strengthen governance. 

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Innovations and policy reforms

  • In August 2022, a draft law for a new Mining Code was submitted to the National Assembly, requiring holders of mining titles to comply with the principles and requirements of the EITI Standard, the Kimberley Process and the International Conference on the Region of Great Lakes (Article 21). The draft Mining Code also requires disclosure of beneficial owners (Articles 22 and 85). 

  • Central African Republic uses EITI implementation to report on the management of its forestry sector. 

Extractives sector management

Beneficial ownership

The Central African Republic currently lacks a legal framework for the public disclosure of beneficial owners for the mining, oil and forestry sector. The EITI work plan for the period 2021-2024 aims to implement measures to establish a public beneficial ownership register for companies operating in the extractive and forestry sectors.

EITI implementation


ITIE RCA is administered by the Central Africa Republic Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG). The MSG is chaired by the Prime Minister, Mr Félix Moloua. 



The Central Africa Republic is expected to commence Validation against the 2019 EITI Standard in April 2024. 

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