Germany has been integral to the EITI and its progress through its political, financial and technical support. This has included assisting national EITI processes in more than 30 partner countries through bilateral and regional programmes. It has also engaged in international EITI governance and contributed to the World Bank's multi-donor trust funds for EITI implementation.
Germany has been actively engaged in international EITI governance as a member of the EITI Board from June 2019 to December 2020, committee member and Chair of one of the European sub-constituencies of supporting countries. Germany is also part of the Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) steering committee. In 2018, Germany hosted the 40th EITI Board meeting.
As of 2020, Germany is supporting 17 national EITI processes via bilateral and regional programmes in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Implemented through the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Germany provides technical support in the field of civil society participation, EITI mainstreaming, beneficial ownership and impact evaluation. It also provides support for EITI workplan execution, validation, preparation and communication.
EITI focal contact: Sören Dengg (former Board member), Head of Division for Energy, Hydrogen, Raw materials and Infrastructure, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).