The EITI is proud to announce the winners of this year's competitions:

Best photo by Sarah Weber - Students simulating the EITI multi-stakeholder model, Democratic Republic of Congo

Best infographic by Madeiline Joy Aloria - Towards good governance in the extractive industry, Philippines

Best EITI impact narrative by Luke Viljoen, Exploration Geologist in Zambia

Chad has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI with significant improvements in contract transparency and commodity trading.

The EITI Board decided that Chad has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. Validation, which is the quality assurance of the EITI Standard found that Chad’s performance in implementing EITI Requirements has been generally positive but remains uneven. 

With all requirements met, Germany is set to embrace routine disclosures and innovate further.

Germany was recognised today by the EITI Board as having made satisfactory progress across all EITI Requirements. An active advocate and supporter for the EITI internationally, Germany started implementing the EITI in 2016 to demonstrate its own commitment to responsible natural resource governance.

Today, the London Metal Exchange (LME), the world’s largest market for minerals, launched a formal consultation on the proposed rules for responsible mineral sourcing that will be applicable to all LME-listed companies. The proposed rules draw on the EITI reporting requirements and the OECD due diligence guidelines. 

Efforts to bring transparency to the commodity trading sector were given new momentum last month in Switzerland, the global centre for commodity traders. EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt addressed traders at the FT Commodities Summit in Lausanne. This was followed by a meeting with EITI stakeholders and trading companies to address how the EITI Standard can support their efforts to be more transparent when purchasing natural resources.

Winners will be invited to attend the EITI Global Conference in June

In the lead-up to the EITI Global Conference to be held in Paris on 18 – 19 June, the International Secretariat has launched three competitions with the theme “Open Data, Build Trust,” inviting stakeholders and members of the public to demonstrate the impact of EITI implementation in their country.

Having met all the requirements of the EITI Standard, country seeks to entrench transparency in government and company systems.

Nigeria’s pioneering use of multi-stakeholder governance to disclose data on its upstream extractives value chain was recognised today by the EITI Board. It became the first Anglophone African country to have made satisfactory progress in implementing all the requirements of the EITI Standard.

EITI Board assesses implementation in eight countries

The EITI Board assessed the status of eight implementing countries, including Ethiopia Ghana Guinea Malawi Mauritania Nigeria Norway and Trinidad and Tobago at its meeting in Kyiv on 27-28 February. The Board agreed that Nigeria and Norway had achieved satisfactory progress overall in implementing the EITI Standard. In the other cases,

Government to use EITI to promote transparent and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources

The EITI Board today approved Argentina’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. Argentina, the third-largest economy in Latin America, becomes the EITI’s 52nd member country.

Country sees joining the EITI as an opportunity to create lasting value from its petroleum resources

The Ugandan cabinet has agreed to give the government the go-ahead to apply to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The decision is part of the country’s ongoing efforts to strengthen accountability in the management of its natural resources and attract investors to develop its oil, gas and mining reserves.