Anglophones and Lusophones walking the walk to reveal who stands behind companies

Nine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementing countries in the Anglophone and Lusophone region of Africa met in Abuja in early November to plan for the implementation of beneficial ownership (BO) disclosures. At the center of the discussion was the painstaking process of planning how to reveal who stands behind oil, gas and mining companies. Ben Mellor, the UK DFID country representative to Nigeria,

EITI Board ushers in new era of systematic disclosures

Norway becomes first country to progress from EITI reporting to full systematic disclosure

25 October 2017 - The EITI Board today decided that Norway can proceed with ‘mainstreamed implementation’. The decision followed an application submitted to the EITI Board earlier this year. The Board’s decision means that from now on Norway will publish information about the petroleum sector on www.norskpetroleum.no rather than in an EITI Report.

Mainstreaming of the EITI into the Kyrgyz Republic mining sector governance system

EITI, in collaboration with NRGI, held a two day workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from 8-9 June. The main purpose of the workshop was to kick off the mainstreaming feasibility work supported by the World Bank's EGPS and carried out by Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA). The workshop also discussed corrective actions from the first Validation and a recent benchmarking study of NRGI.

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,

Tracking extractives revenues in Mauritania

Mohamed Said Ould Ahmed, director of research and statistics at Mauritania’s Treasury, and Stephan Eggli & El Hadramy Mohamed Mahmoud, technical advisors at GIZ, on Mauritania’s efforts at mainstreaming EITI reporting. 

Government extractive industries revenues present an important challenge in terms of their economic weight, their impact on the national budget and on good governance in public management more generally. In 2014,

Addressing the challenges of EITI mainstreaming: observations from the Democratic Republic of Congo

As the extractives sector embraces increasing transparency, stakeholders face new challenges related to data proliferation, fragmentation, dispersion, and quality control. Overcoming these challenges is more important than ever to ensure efficiency and strengthen existing systems, avoid duplication, manage expectations, support evidence-based decision-making and build stakeholder trust.

Asia leads in mainstreaming EITI

EITI implementing countries are increasingly making the information required by the EITI Standard available through government and corporate reporting systems (databases, websites, annual reports, portals etc). The International Secretariat encourages and recognises these efforts to mainstream the EITI into government structures and make transparency an integral part of how governments manage the sector.

EITI Anglophone and Lusophone Africa workshop on beneficial ownership

The Anglophone and Lusophone African regional beneficial ownership seminar is 1-3 November. It will involve representatives of national secretariats from up to eleven EITI implementing countries. The main topics will be drafting the  beneficial ownership roadmaps, learning from and preparing for validation, mainstreaming and use of data. 

Nigeria EITI will be hosting a national consu