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Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PH0052)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Philippines 2017-2019 Action Plan (Updated)

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Mines and Geosciences Bureau

Support Institution(s): Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)- Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP), Petroleum Association of the Philippines (PAP), Bantay Kita-Publish What You Pay Philippines

Policy Areas

Beneficial Ownership, Capacity Building, E-Government, Extractive Industries, Fiscal Transparency, Legislation & Regulation, Private Sector, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: The PH-EITI commitment aims to help address the “resource curse” or the paradox that countries with abundant natural resources tend to have less economic growth and development outcomes. The Philippines is one such resource-rich country. By promoting and facilitating the disclosure and publication of material information regarding the extractives industries (specially payments and revenues from the mining, oil and gas, and coal sectors) and providing a platform for multistakeholder participation and dialogue thereon, PH-EITI intends to help ensure that the extraction of the country’s natural resources redound to the benefit and sustainable development of the nation. More specifically, PH-EITI seeks to address the following issues in natural resource management, among others: - Need for more transparency and accountability in the extractive industries; - Lack of understanding on how the extractive industries work; - Lack of or conflicting data on the taxes and other amounts paid by extractive companies and collected by the government (both national and local) as well as on the benefits received by communities from extractive activities; - Disputed or unclear sharing of revenues (from natural resource extraction) between the national and local governments; and - Conflict/tension between and among stakeholders.; What is the commitment?: The EITI is an international initiative that promotes a global standard for transparency in extractive industries such as mining, oil and gas, by requiring extractive companies to disclose what they pay to government, and government to publish what they collect from these companies. In 2012, through Executive Order No. (EO) 79, government committed to implement EITI. In 2013, EO 147 instituted PHEITI under DOF and created the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG), the body that sets the directions for EITI implementation in the country. In May 2013, the Philippines was admitted as Candidate Country, thence aiming to be declared EITI-compliant by 2017. PH-EITI publishes annual reports and conducts outreach to stakeholders in the sector. Through the EITI process, comprehensive information about the sector are made available, issues are identified, and policy recommendations are formulated and pursued to improve governance of the sector. PH-EITI aims to improve transparency and increase accountability in the extractive industries to improve governance of the sector and management of natural resources in general. Specifically, the five (5) objectives of EITI Implementation in the Philippines are: 1. Show direct and indirect contribution of extractives to the economy (through the EITI process). 2. Improve public understanding of the management of natural resources and availability of data. 3. Strengthen national resource management / strengthen government systems. 4. Create opportunities for dialogue and constructive engagement in natural resource management in order to build trust and reduce conflict among stakeholders. 5. Pursue and strengthen the extractive sector’s contribution to sustainable development.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: The EITI process facilitates publication of relevant information on the extractives sector, engenders transparency along the extractive industry value chain, promotes broader public awareness and knowledge of extractive sector governance, fosters civil society’s meaningful participation in such governance, provides a platform for stakeholders’ dialogue, and enables inclusive assessment of existing systems and formulation of policy recommendations to address issues identified.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: PH-EITI facilitates disclosure and publication of comprehensive information about the extractives sector, thereby promoting transparency and accountability in the sector and in the governance and management of the country’s natural resources as a whole. The regular publication of reports containing independentlyassessed data on payments made by extractive companies and collections/revenues made by the government therefrom give the public access to information that can serve as basis for dialogue between and among stakeholders in the extractives sector and for evidence-based policymaking. The annual PH-EITI report informs the public regarding, among others, the legal and regulatory frameworks for resource extraction in the Philippines, national and local government collection and utilization of revenues from extractives, extractive industries’ contributions to the economy, as well as processes involving Indigenous Peoples. The report also contains MSG recommendations to improve governance of the sector, including the development of policies and tools that make use of available technology and innovation. EITI’s multi-stakeholder approach and the conduct of PH-EITI multi-sectoral outreach activities also provide inclusive platforms for the discussion of issues relevant to the governance of extractives, thereby increasing civic participation.; Additional information: This is in line with Chapter 5 of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 on Ensuring People-Centered, Clean, and Efficient Governance.


Commitments

  1. Civil Society Participation to Improve LGU Service Delivery

    PH0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  2. Engage Communities in the Fight Against Corruption, Criminality and Illegal Drugs

    PH0043, 2017, Capacity Building

  3. Ease of Doing Business:Competitiveness

    PH0044, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  4. Ease of Doing Business: Philippines’ Anti-Red Tape Challenge)

    PH0045, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Citizen Participatory Audit)

    PH0046, 2017, Audits and Controls

  6. 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center

    PH0047, 2017, Public Participation

  7. Government Feedback Mechanism

    PH0048, 2017, Capacity Building

  8. Access to Information Legislation

    PH0049, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. e-Participation Through the National Government Portal

    PH0050, 2017, Citizenship and Immigration

  10. Open Budget Index and Budget Reform Bill

    PH0051, 2017, E-Government

  11. Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    PH0052, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  12. Institutional Mechanisms for Disaster Response

    PH0053, 2017, E-Government

  13. Shelter Development for Informal Settler Families

    PH0054, 2017, E-Government

  14. Open Local Legislative Processes

    PH0055, 2017, E-Government

  15. Law on ATI

    PH0029, 2015, Right to Information

  16. Transparency of Local Govs Plans and Budgets

    PH0030, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  17. Open Data

    PH0031, 2015, Open Data

  18. Extractive Industries' Transparency

    PH0032, 2015, Extractive Industries

  19. CSO Engagement in Public Audit

    PH0033, 2015,

  20. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning

    PH0034, 2015, Participation in Budget Processes

  21. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning – Community Capacity-Building

    PH0035, 2015, Capacity Building

  22. Improving Public Service Delivery

    PH0036, 2015, Public Participation

  23. Improving Local Govs' Performance

    PH0037, 2015, Capacity Building

  24. Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0038, 2015, Private Sector

  25. Local Government Competitiveness

    PH0039, 2015, Capacity Building

  26. Public and Private Sector Dialogue

    PH0040, 2015, Private Sector

  27. Improving Corporate Accountability

    PH0041, 2015, Private Sector

  28. Sustain Transparency in National Government Plans and Budgets

    PH0020, 2013, E-Government

  29. Support for the Passage of Legislations on Access to Information and Protection of Whistleblowers

    PH0021, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  30. Engage Civil Society in Public Audit

    PH0022, 2013, Public Participation

  31. Enhance Performance Benchmarks for Local Governance

    PH0023, 2013, Capacity Building

  32. Enhance the Government Procurement System

    PH0024, 2013, E-Government

  33. Strengthen Grassroots Participation in Local Planning and Budgeting

    PH0025, 2013, Participation in Budget Processes

  34. Provide More Accessible Government Data in a Single Portal and Open Format

    PH0026, 2013, E-Government

  35. Starred commitment Initiate Fiscal Transparency in the Extractive Industry

    PH0027, 2013, Extractive Industries

  36. Starred commitment Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0028, 2013, Private Sector

  37. Disclose Executive Budgets

    PH0001, 2011, Fiscal Transparency

  38. Access to Information Initiative

    PH0002, 2011, Right to Information

  39. Broader CSO Engagement

    PH0003, 2011, OGP

  40. Participatory Budget Roadmap

    PH0004, 2011, Participation in Budget Processes

  41. Local Poverty Reduction

    PH0005, 2011, Subnational

  42. Empowerment Fund

    PH0006, 2011, Capacity Building

  43. Social Audit

    PH0007, 2011, Public Participation

  44. Results-Based Performance

    PH0008, 2011, Capacity Building

  45. Performance-Based Budgeting

    PH0009, 2011, Capacity Building

  46. Citizen’S Charters

    PH0010, 2011, Capacity Building

  47. Internal Audit

    PH0011, 2011, Audits and Controls

  48. Single Portal for Information

    PH0012, 2011, E-Government

  49. Integrated Financial Management System

    PH0013, 2011, E-Government

  50. Electronic Bidding

    PH0014, 2011, E-Government

  51. Procurement Cards

    PH0015, 2011, Open Contracting and Procurement

  52. Manpower Information System

    PH0016, 2011, E-Government

  53. Expand the National Household Targeting System (NHTS)

    PH0017, 2011, Public Participation

  54. e-TAILS

    PH0018, 2011, E-Government

  55. Budget Ng Bayan

    PH0019, 2011, Fiscal Transparency