OECD and EITI Standards for Transparent Mineral Supply Chains

Published Date: 
April, 2019
OECD Development Centre

Countries that are dependent on mineral resources often struggle to maximise the benefits from their minerals because regulations are not in place to make sure that benefits flow equitably to citizens.  In countries where governments lack full control of their territory or adequate systems to monitor mining activities, illegal exploitation of these resources and mineral smuggling have the potential to exacerbate conflict.