BERLIN, 16 APRIL 2010. The Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the international standard for improved transparency in countries’ natural resource sector, met in Berlin 15-16 April. The Board discussed the request of 17 of the 32 countries currently implementing the EITI to extend their deadline for completing EITI Validation.
The international Board of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has designated Mali as EITI Compliant as of 29 August 2011. This brings the total number of EITI Compliant countries to 12.
On 11 June 2011 the Mali government published its second EITI report, renewing at the same time its commitment to ensure transparency in revenues accrued by the mining sector in Mali.