International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF)
17 EITI implementing and observing countries are part of the the International Organisation of La Francophonie, OIF, which brings together 70 countries around the French language. The OIF has recommended the use of the EITI as an international standard of transparency. This recommendation was adopted at the twelfth OIF summit that was held 17-19 October 2008 in Quebec.
In the Quebec Declaration, La Francophonie acknowledged the importance of transparency and good governance in the extractive industries (No. 39). The signatory countries undertook to encourage wider implementation of the EITI, and to support candidates from Francophone countries (No. 40).