Central African Republic

Statut ITIE Suspended due to political instability
Joined EITI in 2008
Dernières données de 2010
Last updated 20 January 2021

Overview

On 18 January 2021, the incumbent president Mr Faustin-Archange Touadéra who was elected president in 2016, was declared winner of the new elections. The election period was marked, according to the MINUSCA , by attempts by rebel groups to obstruct the elections, including threats and attacks by armed elements allied with former Central African President François Bozizé. Mr Bozizé was removed from power in a coup in 2013 and his candidature to these new elections was invalidated by the Constitutional Court.

The Central African Republic has been a suspended EITI member since 2013, when the Board concluded that the EITI Principles and Criteria could not be adhered to due to the situation of political instability.

The International Secretariat continues discussions with the national secretariat and MSG with regard to lifting the suspension through adapted implementation,  given the security challenges in the country which are a barrier towards fulfilling EITI reporting requirements.

Revenue collection

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Innovations

The EITI encourages multi-stakeholder groups to explore innovative approaches to make the EITI more relevant and useful.

  • Establishment of 16 regional EITI sub-committees. 
  • Development of methodology for reporting in an entirely informal sector.
  • Formal announcement of integration of forestry in the 2011 report.
  • Nationwide grassroots outreach and media campaign in local languages.
  • Institutional cooperation with the National Assembly (including declaration of support by Parliamentarians).
  • Independent annual budget for EITI CAR as integral and recurring part of state budget.
  • Films on the EITI (targeted to e.g. Parliamentarians).
  • Co-hosting of regional EITI conference in March 2012 in Bangui for peer exchange.

Implementation

The Central African Republic has been a suspended EITI member since 2013 when the Board concluded that the EITI Principles and Criteria could not be adhered to due to the situation of political instability. The Board encouraged EITI stakeholders to continue EITI implementation, to the extent possible.

Since the country is suspended due to political instability, the CAR does not need to fulfill the reporting requirements and is not undergoing Validation. The CAR still has an MSG in place and sporadically publishes documents. Documents on EITI implementation are published below.

The International Secretariat continues its discussion with the national secretariat and MSG with regards to lift the suspension through adapted implementation,  given the security challenges in the country which could be a barrier towards fulfilling the full reporting requirements. Regular updates are given to the EITI Board.

In accordance with Section 4, article 8.c of the 2019 EITI standard, the CAR government may apply to have the suspension lifted at any time.

 

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