Ashruf Ghani tells Clare Short that they will not rush towards maximum production.
With the EITI Board’s decision in Brazzaville, the transition from the 2011 Rules to the 2013 Standard is complete.
Afghanistan’s latest EITI report puts the spotlight on improving government systems.
Finding a direct relationship between the EITI and CPI ranking is challenging, but the general trend is still positive.
Mahmood Anwari, Afghanistan’s National Coordinator, on why he is committed to the EITI’s potential.
Measuring the impact of something like the EITI is riddled with challenges.
EITI stakeholders measure and understand impact in different ways. For some, it is about improved trust and less conflict, for others it is about growth. For others, it is about enacting stronger laws at home and sanctioning non-reforming regimes. For others again, it is often about incremental opening of democratic space and improved accountability of their governments.
Beneficial ownership and review of contracts as key areas for the EITI in Afghanistan
Newly appointed Minister of Mines and Petroleum Nargis Nehan prepares to tackle lack of development in the sector.
Speaking to Deputy Head of EITI Eddie Rich in Kabul on Wednesday, President Ashraf Ghani reflected on the importance of reforming the extractive sector in Afghanistan:
“Agriculture may be critical for stability in our country, but mining and hydrocarbons will be critical to prosperity. We need to find a way to develop the sector in a sustainable, long-term manner”.
First impressions from an assessment of Afghanistan progress against the EITI Standard
Legend says that sometime around 2000 BC, an oracle decreed that the next man to enter the city of Telmissus would become king of the Phrygians. Gordias, a farmer riding on an ox-cart, drove into the city and was summarily made king. Decades later, his son, the famous King Midas, commemorated this event by tying the cart to a pole in the town square with a devilishly intricate knot. According to prophesy,