2019 EITI Global Conference

Paris, 18-19 June

  • 1000 +
    participants
  • 100 +
    speakers
  • 30 +
    sessions and partner events

Hosted by the Government of France on 18-19 June 2019 in Paris, the 8th EITI Global Conference gathered more than 1000 stakeholders from around the globe to take stock of progress and priorities in extractives transparency.

Centered around the theme "Open Data, Build Trust", the EITI Global Conference addressed how extractives governance can be harnessed for inclusive development. The programme featured a wide variety of sessions and speakers to reflect the diverse, multi-stakeholder interests in the sector, with a particular focus around mainstreaming extractives data into government and company systems so as to facilitate openness, improve decision-making and enhance trust.

Conference programme

The EITI Global Conference featured a comprehensive programme, addressing a range of pressing issues facing the extractive industries today: What is the impact of the EITI and how is it evolving? What does transparency mean in a digital era? How can extractives data be leveraged to work for a more diverse and inclusive population? And how can governments, industry and civil society work together to advance the transparency agenda and build trust? 

Session summaries, speakers and details are available below.

Stakeholders Forum

High-level speakers from EITI implementing countries, supporting countries, extractive sector companies, civil society organisations and partner organisations were invited to make short statements describing their commitment to the EITI and to resource governance.

National Innovation Exchange

The National Innovation Exchange provided an opportunity for countries to share ideas on EITI implementation. The "Pitch Corner" was a successful innovation at this year's conference, with delegates sharing their experiences of developing online tools for reporting and implementing EITI provisions on beneficial ownership. Presentations from the Pitch Corner are available here - with thanks to all those who took part. 

EITI Chair Awards

The EITI Chair's Awards recognise countries that have shown leadership, determination and resourcefulness in implementing the EITI.

Fredrik Reinfeldt, EITI Chair 2016-2019, announced the winners of the 2019 EITI Chair's Award at the opening session of the EITI Global Conference in Paris on 18 June.

2019 EITI Standard

Since its inception, the EITI Standard has evolved to meet the needs of stakeholders and to further the realisation of the EITI Principles. The 2019 EITI Standard represents a further evolution in transparency, with a number of new requirements and a focus on making disclosure and open data a routine part of government and corporate reporting. 

EITI Progress Report 2019

The Progress Report is the EITI’s annual overview of the progress to improve transparency and governance of natural resources in the EITI countries around the world.

The report is available in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

What's the role of the EITI in fighting corruption?

The prevalence of extractive sector corruption has however led the EITI to face some challenging questions: What role can the EITI realistically play in fighting corruption? Why hasn’t the EITI prevented specific extractive sector corruption cases in its implementing countries? Why hasn’t its disclosures always exposed these scandals? How can it do more?

To help inform these discussions, the EITI International Secretariat has commissioned a paper to help identify some of the EITI’s strengths and limitations in addressing extractive sector corruption, and propose ideas for how it can do more in the future.

Media

Conference multimedia

Conference media includes a comprehensive collection of photos and videos that capture the event in action. 

Conference Newsletters

The EITI Global Conference newsletter series recaputilates conference highlights, videos, blogs, news and social media posts. 

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