Guidance on government engagement (1.1)

Requirement 1.1 Government engagement outlines the requirements for government engagement.

The government must also ensure an enabling environment for companies (1.2.b) and civil society (1.3.b-d). 

Government agencies typically represented in the MSG

The agencies that represent the government will vary a lot from country to country. Typically, the Ministry of Finance and/or Planning and the ministries regulating the extractives sector, such as the Ministry of Mines, or Ministry of Petroleum/Oil, are represented in the multi-stakeholder groups (MSG).

In addition, agencies that oversee tax collection, financial oversight and local government are often included. Increasingly, agencies involved in beneficial ownership such as the Ministry of Justice and Company Registry are also involved.