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Electronic system for transparency in extractive industries (UA0094)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Ukraine Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Energy Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources STSU State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources

Support Institution(s): German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) (by agreement), International Renaissance Foundation (by agreement) NGO Dixi Group (by agreement) Energy Transparency Association (by agreement) MultiStakeholder Group for Implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (by agreement) other civil society institutions and international organizations (by agreement)

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, Capacity Building, E-Government, Extractive Industries, Legislation & Regulation, 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: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Stakeholders’ free access to information on payments and incomes in extractive industries is provided in pursuance of the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring Transparency in Extractive Industries” and in accordance with the international standards of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in 2009.In 2013, Ukraine was granted the status of a country implementing the aforementioned Initiative. In accordance with the requirements of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, extractive industries prepared national reports under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative for the period from 2013 to 2017, which are published on the official website of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Ukraine (http://eiti.org.ua/). In June 2019, at the Global Conference of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a new Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative standard was adopted; the latter specifies the procedure for disclosure of information, and its extent, for the purpose of enhancing transparency and accountability in extractive industries. Starting from 2018, reports under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative must conform with the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring Transparency in Extractive Industries”. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Resolution No. 858 of 23 September 2020 approved the form of reports on payments to be used by extractive enterprises and recipients of payments, and determined the extent of information to be provided by the information disclosure subjects. Currently, national reports for 2018 and 2019 under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative are being prepared. In December 2020, the Ministry of Energy renewed the composition of the Multi-Stakeholder Group for Implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. In accordance with the Memorandum of Cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), an electronic system for submitting and operating the publicly-accessible part of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s national portal (online platform) was created. Implementing the electronic system requires a decision to be made to that effect by the Multi-Stakeholder Group for Implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. The regulatory and legal framework must also be developed, and the staff of the central executive authorities and extractive enterprises must be trained. Implementing the electronic system for reporting and report analysis under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative will facilitate: growing public awareness of the activities of extractive sector companies and the payments the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has received from such companies; 24 building a constructive dialogue between company representatives, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and civil society institutions concerning the management of natural resources and the efficient use of mineral resources; the simplification of work involving data collection and analysis, and preparing national reports under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator 1. Adopting the electronic reporting system (online platform) developed in accordance with the Memorandum of Cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). Ministry of Energy January–February 2021 German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) (by agreement), International Renaissance Foundation (by agreement) NGO Dixi Group (by agreement) Energy Transparency Association (by agreement) MultiStakeholder Group for Implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (by agreement) other civil society institutions and international organizations (by agreement) order of the Ministry of Energy on the Ministry of Energy’s adoption of the electronic system has been issued 25 Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator 2. Testing and adjusting the operation of the online platform Ministry of Energy January–April 2021 German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) (by agreement), International Renaissance Foundation (by agreement) NGO Dixi Group (by agreement) Energy Transparency Association (by agreement) MultiStakeholder Group for Implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (by agreement) other civil society institutions and international organizations (by agreement) The Multi-Stakeholder Group for Implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has taken a decision on reporting via the online platform. 3. Training the staff of central executive authorities and enterprises on the operation of the online platform Ministry of Energy Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources STSU State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources January–March 2021 German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) (by agreement), International Renaissance training workshops have been held 26 Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator Foundation (by agreement) NGO Dixi Group (by agreement) Energy Transparency Association (by agreement) MultiStakeholder Group for Implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (by agreement) other civil society institutions and international organizations (by agreement) 4. Drafting legal and normative acts aimed at ensuring the reliable functioning of the online platform. Ministry of Energy Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources STSU State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources April–September 2021 International Renaissance Foundation (by agreement) NGO Dixi Group (by agreement) German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) (by agreement) relevant legal and normative acts have been adopted 27 Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator Energy Transparency Association (by agreement) MultiStakeholder Group for Implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (by agreement) other civil society institutions and international organizations (by agreement) 5. Involving representatives of extractive companies conducting mining activities in the respective areas, and civil society institutions, in implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in the oblasts where mining of mineral resources subject to reporting under the Extractive Industries Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Poltava, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Chernihiv oblast state administrations Ministry of Energy January–October 2021 International Renaissance Foundation (by agreement) NGO Dixi Group (by agreement) German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) (by agreement) Energy Transparency Association (by agreement) MultiStakeholder Group for involvement of the representatives of extractive companies carrying out mining activities in the respective areas, and civil society institutions, in implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has been ensured in the mining regions of Ukraine. 28 Steps Responsible persons Time-frame Partners Performance indicator Transparency Initiative takes place. Implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (by agreement) other civil society institutions and international organizations (by agreement)


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Open Government Partnership