Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI

Published Date: 
February, 2017

When governments and private sector companies agree to exploit publicly held natural resources, citizens have the right to know the terms of the resulting deals. These terms are contained in licenses, contracts, regulations and legislation. While regulations and legislation are usually public, licenses and contracts are not.

This report shows that it has become the norm among Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementing countries to disclose the contracts and licenses that lay out the terms for resource exploitation.