As we approach half-way through 2010, it is proving to be as momentous for the EITI as expected. Although most of the 22 first EITI countries did not complete the validation of their EITI processes by their deadlines, eyes are now turned towards those granted short extensions to complete by September.
The EITI Secretariat monitors on a daily basis global media for mentions of the EITI. Below are some of the articles from the past month that the EITI Secretariat has picked up.
DAR-ES-SALAAM, 19 OCTOBER 2010. Indonesia has been admitted as a Candidate country within the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sector. The EITI Board approved Indonesia’s candidacy application at a meeting today in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
EITI’s most populous country reveals US $25 billion in revenue from its natural resources.