On February 12, 2015, MSI Integrity will release Protecting the Cornerstone: Assessing the Governance of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Groups.
The report will present the findings and recommendations from an MSI Integrity independent research project to assess whether the multi-stakeholder groups (MSGs) at the national level in the EITI — which are responsible for implementation of the EITI process in each country — are being governed and operated effectively.
A number of events are taking place around the globe to discuss the report findings. The first is being organized by Publish What You Pay International (PWYP) on February 12, 2015 in Washington, DC: an international and multi-stakeholder panel discussion to explore the findings and recommendations of the report. Preliminary statements from Amelia Evans (MSI Integrity) and Eddie Rich (EITI International Secretariat) will open the event. Panelists include:
- Tess Tabada (MSG Civil Society Representatives in the Philippines, Associate Professor for Development Studies at Visayas State University)
- Jean-Claude Katende (MSG Civil Society Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Director of ASADHO and PYWP-DRC Coordinator)
- Paul Bugala (MSG Investors Representative in the United States, Senior Sustainability Analyst at Calvert Investments)
- Moderator: Ian Gary (Senior Policy Manager of Extractive Industries , Oxfam America)
This research project was initiated following a request for research from PWYP. It was conducted independently of PWYP, EITI, and its members.