As an EITI practitioner for the past four years with in-depth experience in six implementing countries, the closing of the fifth global conference is a time to reflect for a moment on the bigger picture of where the initiative is headed. The fifth conference builds on the “coming-of-age” feeling from Doha two years ago. One phrase which a delegate used yesterday to describe EITI which has stu
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The EITI Secretariat first presented its report for 2009 at the recent EITI Board meeting in Oslo. The report is now made available here on the EITI website. This report provides an account of the EITI International Secretariat’s activities in 2009. Highlights from 2009 include:
Two hundred activists from over 50 countries convened in Montreal 16-18 November for a three-day conference of the Publish What You Pay coalition, the global campaign for transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining industries.
The Board discussed the way forward on the final day of the Berne meeting.