Conference set to draw 1,000 collective governance supporters and practitioners in a time of rising polarisation.

The Government of France and the EITI today confirmed that the 2019 EITI Global Conference will take place on 18-19 June at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The conference will provide an opportunity for heads of state, civil society activists and industry leaders to discuss emerging trends and best practices in the good governance of natural resources.

EITI Board commends country’s recent increased efforts to improve transparency

While recognising the particularly challenging circumstances in which Afghanistan is implementing the EITI, the EITI Board has concluded that Afghanistan has made “inadequate progress” overall in implementing the EITI Standard. In accordance with the Standard, the country is temporarily suspended until it demonstrates meaningful progress in a new Validation assessment.

2018 was an eventful year for both the EITI and the wider extractive governance field. The headlines show that our work is as relevant as ever and goes far beyond promoting transparency. From money laundering scandals beleaguering European banks, to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege’s call for better mineral supply chain due diligence – citizens are demanding more transparency and accountability.

Jonas Moberg led the EITI’s International Secretariat from its inception in 2007 until August 2018. In this exclusive interview with RAWTalks, he shares the lessons he has learned from a decade at the helm of a multi-stakeholder organisation that has grown to 51 member countries, whilst weathering commodity booms and busts. He discusses the impact the EITI has had on resource-rich countries, why beneficial ownership disclosure is key to natural resource management,

Nicolas Maennling leads the economics and policy research at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University dedicated to the study, practice and discussion of sustainable international investment.

We spoke with Nicolas on the sidelines of the EITI's gathering of key partner organisations, dedicated to discussing priorities for strengthening extractive industry governance,

Key conference facts2.5 days250+ participants30+ countries 40+ organisations60+ experts10 technical sessions

The Opening up Ownership Africa conference was the largest gathering of beneficial ownership transparency practitioners yet. 

Conference co-host and keynote speaker, President of Senegal, HE Macky Sall started by highlighting action on past commitments

Papua New Guinea achieves meaningful progress in EITI implementation, but further institutional reforms are necessary.

At its meeting in Dakar on 30 October 2018, the EITI Board decided that Papua New Guinea (PNG) has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. The Board recognised PNG’s efforts in implementing reforms to address weaknesses in government systems and in improving the level of transparency on state participation in the country’s extractive industries. 

First EITI country to systematically disclose all information required by the Standard holds first annual meeting on extractive industry revenues.

Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) is hosting the country’s first annual stakeholder meeting on petroleum activities on 23 October in Oslo, following extensive national discussions on how to structure stakeholder engagement.

Tonu works as the Lead on Thematic Engagement at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat. She works with OGP staff, Steering Committee and partners to ensure that the 99 countries and localities that are OGP members can use the platform to deliver on reforms in priority thematic issues like anti-corruption and priority sectors such as the extractive industries.

OSLO, Oct. 15, 2018 – The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) Board today announced that Mark Robinson has been named executive director of the EITI. Currently the global director of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Governance Center, he will assume his position at the end of November 2018.

“Mark Robinson is a widely respected figure in the international development community, spanning the worlds of policy-making,