While the countries of Central Africa within the Congo River Basin and bordering areas are home to Africa's greatest concentration of wealth in natural resources, they still count among the poorest nations on earth.
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The Civil Society Protocol, part of the EITI Standard, was reviewed and the revised version is effective as of 1 January 2015 (see below. If the Standard is dated 1 January 2015, then the new protocol is included in it).