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Mark Robinson

Executive Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Mark Robinson is Executive Director of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), bringing together governments, companies, and civil society organizations to promote governance reforms in oil, gas and mining. The EITI seeks to achieve this goal through increased revenue collection, reduced corruption, enhanced capability, and an improved investment climate. As Executive Director, Mark is responsible for managing the International Secretariat including fundraising, financial management and oversight of implementation in EITI’s 53 member countries. He also serves as Secretary to the EITI’s International Board.

Mark is an accomplished senior leader with over 30 years’ experience in governance, extractives, climate and international development, and a career spanning the worlds of policy, operations, research and philanthropy. Prior to joining EITI in November 2018, Mark served as Global Director for Governance at the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C. Mark previously held senior positions at the Department for International Development, the Institute of Development Studies, the Ford Foundation, and the Overseas Development Institute.

Mark was a founding member of the OGP Board of Directors and the first Board Chair, serving from 2016-2020. Mark holds a DPhil and MA in Comparative Politics from the University of Sussex, and a BA honours degree in Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge.

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A new era for OGP: Launching an independent entity

When the Open Government Partnership (OGP) was founded in 2011, the OGP Support Unit and Independent Reporting Mechanism had a skeleton staff and a huge mandate. This has now expanded beyond all expectations, with the team playing a vital role…

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