The United Kingdom

DFID and the UK Government have long championed greater transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors. This includes ongoing financial support to the EITI International Secretariat, and to the World Bank Trust Fund (“EGPS”), as well as broader support through global initiatives and country-level programmes. The UK is also active in supporting the international EITI Board.

The UK’s domestic implementation of EITI, led by the UK Department for Business, strengthens EITI as a global standard. This and wider action taken during the UK’s G8 Presidency in 2013 generated significant global momentum on extractives transparency and open government.

In 2016, DFID contributed over $2 million to EGPS and over $1 million to the International Secretariat, including specific funding to support beneficial ownership disclosure and transparency in commodity trading. Cumulative funding from the UK has reached over $15 million or around £12 million, with additional support from our network of DFID Country Offices supporting local implementation.    

In 2016, DFID contributed over $2 million to EGPS and over $1 million to the International Secretariat, including specific funding to support beneficial ownership disclosure and transparency in commodity trading (view news item). Cumulative funding from the UK has reached over $15 million or around £12 million, with additional support from our network of DFID Country Offices supporting local implementation.

Contact Person at DFID - Jonathan Atkinson