Strengthening revenue collection in uncertain times: Why contract transparency matters for domestic resource mobilisation

Date: Wednesday, 9 December

Time: 14:00 - 15:00 CET

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Contract transparency has rapidly evolved from being a frontier issue to a global norm. In the extractive sector, it helps citizens understand and monitor compliance with the terms, obligations and payments of extractive projects in their countries. The efficient management of tax regimes depends on sharing the information among government agencies.

The COVID-19 crisis underscores the urgency of disclosing contracts. As many countries anticipate a decrease in extractive production, it is even more important to understand if extractive revenues are managed in a way that meets critical development priorities, such as healthcare, economic and social needs.  

In advance of the January 2021 deadline for the disclosure of new or amended contracts, this Transparency Matters webinar will explore how contract transparency can help mobilise domestic resources and why contract disclosure is so critical at this time.

The webinar will be moderated by Lisa Sachs, Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and will feature a number of high-level speakers from government, industry and civil society such as:

  • Francess Alghali, Minister of State - Office of the Vice President, Republic of Sierra Leone

  • Diana El Kaissy, Executive Director, The Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative (LOGI), Lebanon

  • Don Hubert, President, Resources for Development Consulting

  • Tur-od Lkhagvajav, National Coordinator for Publish What You Pay (PWYP) - Mongolia coalition

  • Mark van den Honert, Tax Manager, Global Policy, Shell International B.V.

 

This webinar is supported by the United Stated Agency for International Development.

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