Speaking about the the proposed legislation in US Congress that aims to improve the transparency about revenues from resources, Chairman of the EITI, Dr Peter Eigen went on record saying the following:
The EITI is following the discussion regarding this proposed legislation with interest. We welcome efforts to improve resource revenue transparency that are consistent with the goals of the EITI. The EITI is a country led and owned initiative. However, at the international level, the EITI is currently focused on supporting the 23 EITI Candidate countries in their efforts to implement and encouraging more countries to implement the Initiative. We welcome any legislation that reinforces these efforts.
For further information about the EITI and the EITD Act, contact the EITI Secretariat.