Mainstreaming the EITI in Norway: stalling or advancing transparency?

Members of the Norwegian multi-stakeholder group met in the margins of the EITI board meeting in Oslo to discuss the government’s recent proposal to mainstream the Norwegian EITI process. The plan is to move from producing reports to making use of existing government and company disclosures. 

In practice, a number of EITI implementing countries are already making the information required by the EITI Standard available through government and corporate reporting systems (databases, websites,

EITI welcomes its 52nd member and applauds progress in Liberia and Mali

Today, the Board discussions were the culmination of two days of strategic discussions, committee meetings and extensive deliberations aiming towards one goal: to improve governance of the extractives in EITI countries.

Suriname captured the spotlight on day two as it was welcomed by the Board as the 52nd EITI implementing country. The Board also took key decisions on Liberia and Mali’s progress towards meeting the EITI Standard.

EITI Board recognises the pioneering efforts of Liberia in implementing the EITI and sets out next steps

Liberia undergoes first EITI Validation under the EITI Standard and demonstrates meaningful progress despite Ebola disruption.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 – Liberia was one of the first countries to begin implementing the EITI in 2005.  Liberia’s recent Validation has demonstrated “meaningful progress” in implementing the EITI Standard. The decision was made on Wednesday by the EITI Board,

Mali makes meaningful progress in transparency despite significant challenges

EITI implementation has proved resilient despite political instability and terrorist attacks.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 - The EITI Board has concluded that Mali has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. The Board reached this decision following a Validation process. Validation is the EITI’s independent quality assurance mechanism and includes an extensive consultation of stakeholders.

View full decision including the scorecard and supporting documentation

Suriname becomes the 52nd country to implement the EITI

The EITI Board today approved Suriname’s EITI candidature application.

Fredrik Reinfeldt, Chair of the EITI, today welcomed Suriname as a new member of the EITI family.

He said: “We hope that the EITI will help Suriname to ensure that its natural resources are used for the development of the country”.

The EITI in Suriname creates a platform for the government, companies and civil society to contribute to ensuring good governance of the abundant natural resources.

Emerging challenges to pave a way for positive prospects

Day 1 of the EITI Board meeting in Oslo

EITI stakeholders have good reasons to be proud of the achievements of the EITI.

At the international level, debates on transparency in the sector are unrecognisable from ten years ago, and the EITI is seen as being at the forefront of many frontier debates including beneficial ownership, commodity trading and artisanal and small-scale mining.

Transparent business is good business

In this speech, held on 23 May at the Statoil office in Fornebu, Oslo, Statoil's CEO Eldar Sætre lays out why the company is engaged in the EITI. 

Good evening everyone and welcome to Statoil. lt's a great pleasure to host the EITI here in Oslo.

Oslo's nickname in Norwegian is 'Tigerstaden', the Tiger City, which came from its reputation, 150 years ago,