Albania, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Zambia have now become EITI Candidate countries. This was announced by the EITI Board at its meeting in Washington DC. With these four new countries, 30 countries are now implementing the EITI, further bolstering EITI as the standard for transparent management of revenues from the oil, gas and mining sectors.
The international EITI Board has declared that Mozambique Tanzania, and Zambia have made “meaningful progress” in their implementations of the EITI. This follows EITI Validation Reports that concluded that most, but not all of the validation indicators had been met. They set out recommendations for strengthening the EITI process.
Regional gatherings are an opportunity to draw on cross-cutting issues and to promote debate and dialogue amongst countries. This workshop aims to explore options for mainstreaming transparency and public disclosure of data in government systems; to take stock of progress with beneficial ownership disclosures.It also seeks to share experiences between countries that have been Validated and address common barriers to compliance with the EITI Standard.