Australia

Australia has committed more than $20 million to support EITI since 2007.  This includes support to the EITI International Secretariat and support through global and multi-country investments.

Australia’s current support for EITI implementation is largely provided through the Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS)– a multi-donor trust fund managed by the World Bank. Australia is the largest donor to this fund, contributing AUD13.6 million (2015-2020, http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/egps ).  Australia has also been a supporter of the IMF’s Managing Natural Resource Wealth (MNRW) Trust Fund, contributing $5 million (2011-2017, http://www.imf.org).  A further AUD 2.35 million has been contributed to Phase 2 (2017-2022).

Australia is directly supporting EITI implementation in Indonesia (including the regional knowledge hub), Myanmar and Mongolia through the Natural Resource Governance Institute (AUD2.5 million, 2015-17, http://www.resourcegovernance.org).  

Australia is a strong supporter of the EITI International Secretariat and is an active member of supporting countries sub-constituency and an observer at EITI Board meetings. Australia is contributing AUD 1.05 million (2017-2020) in core funding to the EITI International Secretariat.

In 2013, Australia hosted the 6th EITI Global Conference.

Other extractive assistance is provided through Australian Awards and small bilateral grants.

Contacts:

Australia’s International EITI Engagement:  Cherie Lambert, DFAT Cherie.Lambert@dfat.gov.au

Australia’s EITI Secretariat: Kristina Anastasi, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science -  EITI Australia (EITI@industry.gov.au)  

Australia’s EITI Secretariat: https://industry.gov.au/resource/Programs/ExtractiveIndustriesTransparencyInitiative

Stakeholder Statement: 

On 6 May 2016, the Australian Government announced it would implement the fiscal transparency principles of the EITI. The decision to implement the EITI follows a pilot program conducted between 2011 and 2014.  Further details on Australia’s pilot and implementation of EITI are available from https://industry.gov.au/resource/Programs/ExtractiveIndustriesTransparencyInitiative

Australia’s Extractive Assistance:

http://dfat.gov.au/aid/topics/investment-priorities/infrastructure-trade-facilitation-international-competitiveness/extractives-sector-development-assistance/Pages/extractives-sector-development-assistance-initiatives.aspx