Improving beneficial ownership transparency in the Asia and Pacific region is key to addressing corruption risks in the extractive sector, improving business climate, avoiding conflicts of interests for politically exposed persons, and preventing the use of shell companies from perpetrating illicit financial flows, money laundering and bribery. According to the 2016 EITI Standard, EITI countries are required to ensure that by 1 January 2020,

Agenda and minutes will be published here. Follow the meeting on Twitter with #EITIKyiv19

​​Decisions taken at the Board meeting: see, decisions including BM-42 in the reference number were taken in Kyiv (Board meeting 42). 

Pictures of the Board meeting on Flickr

Find an overview of all Board meetings here

The Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) hosted a roundtable discussion on Emerging Trends and Priorities in Extractives Industries Governance at its offices on 14 January 2019, 14:30 - 16:30. 

The gathered Norway-based representatives from the oil, gas and mining industry, civil society, the investor community, academia, government agencies and the diplomatic corps to discuss emerging trends in extractive industries governance,

Harnessing the potential of the extractive sector

Programme in English and FrenchKey take-aways (powerpoint slides PDF News item and

The 41st Board meeting took place from 30-31 October in Senegal, Dakar.

Agenda and minutes are published here. Follow the meeting on twitter with #EITIDakar18

The Board meeting will be followed by the Beneficial Ownership Conference

News item:

The New Politics of Development: Fragility, Taxation and State-building is a two-day conference hosted by the TaxCapDev Research Network, NUPI, CMI and Tax Justice Network –Norway. The aim of the conference is to establish a platform for exchange of knowledge and experiences of taxation and state building in fragile states.

The conference will be based on presentations from countries that have experienced some success in building more effective regimes for taxation and natural resource management,

The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is the world’s premier global forum for bringing together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more to tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption. The theme this year is "Together for development, peace and security: now is the time to act".

The EITI International Secretariat invited colleagues in key partner organisations for some informal workshops and information sharing sessions on extractives governance. 

We discussed the outlook for beneficial ownership, state-owned enterprises, contract transparency, commodity trading, and other topics. We looked at wider developments and how the EITI can best add value, especially as we prepare for our next Global Conference in 2019. 

This session will take place at the Open Government Partnership Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia and is co-hosted by the EITI and the Natural Resource Governance Institute.

In the OGP, natural resource commitments have great transformative potential. Openness in extractives can pave the way for sustainable development, environmental protection and reduction of social conflicts. It therefore comes as no surprise that the top OGP commitment category is natural resources,

Download slides presented at the event

Read the address given by EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt on contract transparency

15:15-17:00 hrs

The Contract transparency landscape within EITI is changing fast. More than half of EITI member countries have disclosed extractive industry contracts and 16 EITI supporting companies have now made statements supporting publication in some form. In the last year alone,