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,

Dealing with asystematic disclosures: the evolving role of NEITI

Nigeria EITI’s (NEITI) stakeholder workshop held in Abuja in May confirmed the trend towards disclosure by governments and companies, rather than through data collected by a third party. Transparency is becoming more automatic and widespread in Nigeria’s extractive extractives sector. This has implications for NEITI’s role.

In January 2017 the EITI Board recognised Nigeria’s role as a pioneer of extractive sector transparency.

The EITI inspires a culture of transparency: Does Kazakhstan need to publish standalone EITI reports anymore?

Kazakhstan has implemented the EITI for ten years, and is seen as a flagship for natural resource transparency in the region. EITI reports have significantly enhanced information in the extractive sector, disclosing disaggregated revenue data and data on social investments, local content, production, exports, etc. Most of this information was not available to the public before.

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,

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