Avec 22 sur 30 pays autour deu monde en cours de réalisation du mécanisme d’assurance-qualité de l’ITIE, la Validation, avant mars 2010, nous sommes rassurés d’entendre que la mise en oeuvre est en plein élan dans autant de pays.
By Eddie Rich, Deputy Head of the EITI Secretariat
By Graham Baxter, Director, Responsible Business Solutions, International Business Leaders Forum
Anthony Richter, member of the EITI Board and blogger, reflects in this blog post on what will happen beyond Validation and on the potential of EITI to create broader change. His reflections follows from hearing World Bank Vice President Oby Ezekwesili's address to the EITI Board meeting in Washington.
Most minerals have seen a decline in market prices of 40-50% in recent months as the global economic slowdown reduces demand from industry. One could ask, "Does the quest for more transparency help to mitigate the negative effects of this collapse?"
A growing number of parlamentarians around the globe are recognising the need for increased transparency and that legislative action can play an important role towards that end. Parlamentarians have already played an instrumental role in calling for and mandating the EITI standard in many countries.