Countries that are dependent on mineral resources often struggle to maximise the benefits from their minerals because regulations are not in place to make sure that benefits flow equitably to citizens. In countries where governments lack full control of their territory or adequate systems to monitor mining activities, illegal exploitation of these resources and mineral smuggling have the potential to exacerbate conflict.
Statement from the EITI International Secretariat
We note the BBC Panorama documentary “the $10 Billion Energy Scandal” on Sunday 2 June and subsequent statements regarding the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Validation of Senegal.
Senegal was admitted as an EITI member country in October 2013. In accordance with the EITI Standard, all EITI implementing countries are subject to period evaluation (“Validation”). The Validation of Senegal commenced in July 2017.
This is the Armenia EITI 2019-2020 work plan (in accordance with Requirement 1.5).
Letter from Latin America and the Caribbean civil society groups asking for environmental information
This letter was sent to the EITI Board prior to the Board meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 26 February 2019.The letter is signed by more than 100 CSOs and indigenous organisations from Latin America and the Caribbean asking for environtal information disclosure as part of the EITI Global Standard. This is a key issue for the civil society in the region and all the global south.
The letter was submitted by Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) from Peru.
This is Afghanistan's 2018 EITI work plan (in line with Requirement 1.5).
Letter from Civil society organisations - call on EITI to consider climate risks in reporting standards for extractives
On 13 October, several civil-society organisations submitted a letter (linked below) to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board calling on global reporting standards for extractive industries to include transparency from fossil fuel companies about the future viability of their oil, coal and gas projects in a warming world. This is to address climate change as part of the EITI.
The letter is attached below. Jonas Moberg, Head of the Secretariat, published the following response: The EITI and Climate Risk (PDF attached below).
Madagascar EITI - Les conditions de mise en oeuvre de la Feuille de route sur la propriété réelle à Madagascar
Following the adoption of its beneficial ownership roadmap, Madagascar EITI commissioned a study on the legal, institutional and practical barriers preventing beneficial ownership disclosures and the creation of a public beneficial ownership registry. The study provided clear recommendations for all relevant stakeholders, as well as a concise assessment of capacity building and funding needs.
Cette étude commissionnée par l'ITIE Madagascar fait la lumière sur les paiements et tranferts infranationaux dans le secteur extractif. Le paiement des frais d'administration minière et de ristournes minières aux communautés locales représente une question clé pour Madagascar. L'étude montre les contradictions dans le cadre réglementaire et les obstacles aux paiement de ces revenus aux communautés. Elle se base sur les Rapports de réconciliation ITIE des années 2010 à 2014, ainsi que sur des nouvelles données collectées auprès de 11 onze communes et des entités de l'État concernées.