Afghanistan’s latest EITI report puts the spotlight on improving government systems.

The DRC, Ghana, Mongolia and the Philippines receive awards.

Tuesday 23 February - The EITI Board today approved the 2016 EITI Standard, coming into immediate effect.  “This 2016 EITI Standard encourages countries to make use of existing reporting systems for EITI data collection and make the results transparent at source, rather than duplicating this exercise through EITI reporting. I am confident that this will make EITI data more timely, reliable and useful, and the EITI process more cost effective and efficient” said EITI Chair Clare Short.

Today the EITI Members’ Meeting met in Peru and elected a new Chair to succeed Rt Hon Clare Short. Fredrik Reinfeldt, former Swedish Prime Minister was elected.

A large number of civil society organisations including Publish What You Pay decided not to participate in the meeting. All new Board members representing civil society were nominated by Publish What You Pay. An alternative nomination had been made but was withdrawn.

The outgoing chair Clare Short said:

On the eve of the EITI Global Conference in Lima, the EITI welcomed its 50th and 51st implementing countries.

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