Opening data, building trust
During the past year, the EITI Board and implementing countries have made substantial advances in transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sectors.
Progress has been made in policy areas including beneficial ownership, contract transparency, project-level reporting, gender, commodity trading, state participation, open data and social and environmental reporting.
Concluding his final year as EITI Chair 2016-2019, Fredrik Reinfeldt offers his reflections on the EITI's progress over the past three years.
Mark Robinson, Executive Director of the EITI International Secretariat, sets out his vision for the EITI moving forward.
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EITI at a glance
The EITI enforces the Standard through Validation, our quality assurance mechanism. This process underpins continuous progress and reform in EITI implementing countries.
The Validations undertaken to date have highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of disclosure practices and have led to significant new data being put into the public domain. Second Validations focus on outstanding gaps. Overall, Validations have been a useful diagnostic tool in many countries.
Strong, transparent and accountable institutions are critical to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
By working towards a commonly agreed set of governance standards, EITI implementing countries can improve how environmental, social and economic risks in the extractives sector are managed, enhancing the sector’s potential to contribute to development.
The EITI is supported by a coalition of government, companies, and civil society. In each EITI implementing country, a multi-stakeholder group (MSG) is established to oversee EITI implementation.
The MSG is the main decision-making body responsible for setting objectives for EITI implementation linked to wider national priorities in the extractive sector, producing EITI Reports, and ensuring that the findings contribute to public debate and get turned into reforms.
Over the past 12 years, the EITI has grown from an initiative of 12 countries to an established global norm for improving extractives governance worldwide. Today, the EITI Standard has evolved to respond to worldwide trends, global agendas, country-led innovations and good case practices in extractive transparency.
By providing more open and accessible data than ever before, EITI implementing countries continue to raise the bar for extractive transparency, and are better equipped to curb corruption, strengthen governance and build trust.
The EITI’s purpose is to foster improved governance of the oil, gas and mining sector, by publishing robust data that generates public debate. In 2018, 51% of the budget was spent on direct work at a country level, primarily implementation support, training and Validation.
The Progress Report is the EITI’s annual overview of the progress to improve transparency and governance of natural resources in the EITI countries around the world.
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