The EITI Chair, Fredrik Reinfeldt, visited West Africa during the week of 22-26 August. He visited a region emerging from the Ebola crisis and struggling with low mineral prices. The former Swedish Prime Minister met with his counterparts in Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire. Both Guinea’s Prime Minister Mamady Youla and Cote d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan reaffirmed the commitment of their governments to using the EITI to improve the governance of their extractives sectors.
The International Secretariat is visiting the country to carry out the first stage (Initial data collection and stakeholder consultation) of Validation. To find out more about Côte d'Ivoire (includes information on the country manager), visit the country page
Sam Bartlett from the Secretariat welcomes stakeholder input in preparation to the country visits.
The Board welcomed the government’s use of the EITI to inform reforms in the mining sector
The international EITI Board today recognised Côte d’Ivoire’s efforts to improve natural resource governance through the EITI Standard. The Board concluded that the country had made meaningful progress in meeting the EITI requirements. The Board welcomed recent reforms to improve the governance of the sector through an online mining cadastre and coverage of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector.