EITI

OGP and the EITI – Creating a transparency circle

Legend Yellow: OGP Countries Blue: EITI countries Purple: EITI-OGP countries (To see the full Memorandum of Understanding between OGP and EITI, click here.) Since its inception, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) has encouraged its resource-rich members to commit to joining the EITI. NRGI carried out a review of commitments made under the EITI and OGP in 2017 and found that 7% of all OGP commitments were related to the extractive sector. Since then, points of collaboration...

Tunisia EITI Commitment Big Step on Long Path To Improved Governance

This post originally appeared on the Natural Resource Governance Institute blog. For years, Tunisia’s extractives sector was viewed with skepticism. Information on reserves, the rights allocation, resource revenues and their management was particularly scarce. But during the last two years, Tunisia has made major moves toward more openness and disclosure, reflected in the creation of an open data portal, as well as contract disclosure and open contracting commitments. These achievements were...

Lessons from Lima: What can OGP Learn from EITI?

This piece was also posted on the Natural Resource Governance Institute blog.  Like the Open Government Partnership, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is premised on equal partnership. Full, meaningful participation of independent civil society at both the national and international levels is a cornerstone of the initiative and enshrined in the Civil Society Protocol. The participation of civil society in the EITI is assessed when a country applies to join and when it is...

Great ideas for OGP action plans: improving Resource Governance

This post is part of a blog series that we are running over the next few weeks to highlight core open government issues and give you ideas to consider as you develop your new action plan. With the conclusion of the the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s flagship conference EITI Conference in Peru, we want to continue the conversation on how open government tools can be used to improve natural resources governance. -The OGP Support Unit   Three ways to improve natural resource...

Gobierno abierto y transparencia en las industrias extractivas en México

Want to read this blog in English? La Iniciativa para la Transparencia de las Industrias Extractivas (EITI) es una iniciativa internacional que busca transparentar los pagos de las empresas de hidrocarburos y minería, así como los ingresos que los gobiernos reciben de los impuestos y regalías de estas empresas. Su importancia radica no sólo en transparentar los flujos de efectivo entre las industrias extractivas y el gobierno, sino en su proceso de gobernanza colectiva que reconoce la...

Open Government and Transparency in Mexico’s Extractive Industries

¿Quieres leer este blog en español? The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is an international initiative that seeks to increase transparency in relation to the payments made to hydrocarbon and mining companies, as well as the income that governments receive from taxes and royalties from these companies. The Initiative’s importance lies not only in making the flows of cash between extractive industries and the government more transparent, but also in its process of collective...

Rostros del Gobierno Abierto: Reinford Mwangonde

Want to read this blog in English? ¿Cómo consideras que el gobierno abierto puede hacer una diferencia para la vida de la gente de Malawi? Un mayor acceso a la información resulta en un incremento en la calidad de los resultados en materia de desarrollo y gobernanza en países como Malawi que tienen problemas de gobernanza. El acceso a la información permite a los malauíes saber cómo el gobierno está manejando los asuntos de la república y los procesos de toma de decisión. Como resultado, los...

Faces of Open Government: Reinford Mwangonde

¿Quieres leer este blog en español? How can open government make a difference in people’s lives in Malawi? Increasing citizen access to information improves the quality of development and governance outcomes in countries like Malawi, which have governance problems.  Information enables Malawians to know how the government is running the affairs of the republic and its decision-making processes. Such knowledge increases citizen’s ability to hold duty bearers to account for their commitments...

Share the Love, Share the Data, Follow the Money

Over a thousand people who care about transparency in oil, gas and mining are gathered in Lima this week for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Global Conference.  Many of us are also involved with the Open Government Partnership. This has me asking: are we doing enough to share between transparency initiatives?  We can share more of the learnings on how to manage a multi-stakeholder governance process more effectively – there is a session at Lima on this, though a shame that...

EITI CSO Board Membership – Call for Applications open until the 7th of January 2016

The mandate of the current Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) will end in February 2016. The EITI Board is comprised of representatives from each Constituency engaged in the EITI – governments of supporting and implementing countries, extractive companies and investors, and civil society organisations. As per the EITI standard each Constituency organises its own selection of representatives (i.e. nominations) for the EITI Board. These names are then put forth to...

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