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Jun 29
A blog post by EITI was featured

UK Oil and Gas – negative government revenue but rosy future

North Sea production and revenues rise for the first time in three yearsThe United Kingdom is the world’s 22nd largest producer of oil and gas. In addition, it produces small amounts of coal, industrial materials such as kaolin and potash, and construction materials. Overall, the extractives sector contributed a gross value-added of almost USD 30 bn to the UK economy in 2016. According to the UK Office for National Statistics, 35,500 people are directly employed in the extractives sector, with…See More
Jun 19
EITI posted blog posts
Jun 18
A blog post by EITI was featured

Opening up ownership in Indonesia

Written by Gay Ordenes While preparing for the Beneficial Ownership Global Conference that the EITI organised with the government of Indonesia in Jakarta last year, I witnessed how the discussion on ownership transparency started to gain traction. The Panama leaks had sparked a global debate on ownership transparency, Indonesia was due for its …See More
Jun 15
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Opening up ownership in Indonesia

Written by Gay Ordenes While preparing for the Beneficial Ownership Global Conference that the EITI organised with the government of Indonesia in Jakarta last year, I witnessed how the discussion on ownership transparency started to gain traction. The Panama leaks had sparked a global debate on ownership transparency, Indonesia was due for its …See More
Jun 15
2 blog posts by EITI were featured
Jun 12
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Trinidad and Tobago EITI exposes gaps in revenue collection systems

The 2016 report confirms Trinidad and Tobago’s sharp decline in extractives revenues and draws attention to areas of concern including unpaid transfer licenses fees, unpaid payments from quarries, weak auditing practices in companies and government agencies, and poor production data.Decline in revenues stresses the need for optimal revenue collectionOn 11 May, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T)’s EITI published its 2016 Report. The 2016…See More
Jun 5
EITI posted a blog post

Albania: Facts over rumours in the extractives

Establishing an evidence-based approach to reforms, in a land where rumours are rife.In Albania, citizens are unaware of how much extractive companies have been paying and contributing to local communities.EITI reporting revealed local government units (LGUs) have often not been receiving their statutory share of royalties. In the past, the transfer of 25% of royalties to LGUs was contingent on LGUs receiving 120% of their budgeted local taxes. This was nearly impossible to achieve on a…See More
Jun 1
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May 28
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Dealing with asystematic disclosures: the evolving role of NEITI

Written by Christoffer Claussen, Technical Officer at the International SecretariatNigeria 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 …See More
May 23
2 blog posts by EITI were featured
May 15
EITI is now friends with Farid Guliyev and Thomas Measham
May 8
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May 8
A blog post by EITI was featured

Q&A with Total: the first major to adopt contract transparency policy

The French oil company Total becomes one of the first major oil companies to announce that they will advocate for the public disclosure by countries of their petroleum contracts and licenses. By coming out in favour of contract transparency, the company is joining ranks with mining giant Rio Tinto, as well as smaller oil companies Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil. In a statement, EITI Chair, Fredrik Reinfeld…See More
Apr 17
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Q&A with Total: the first major to adopt contract transparency policy

The French oil company Total becomes one of the first major oil companies to announce that they will advocate for the public disclosure by countries of their petroleum contracts and licenses. By coming out in favour of contract transparency, the company is joining ranks with mining giant Rio Tinto, as well as smaller oil companies Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil. In a statement, EITI Chair, Fredrik Reinfeld…See More
Apr 11
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"Our efforts in beneficial ownership transparency have been important"

Faces of transparency: an EITI blog series.I have been a member of the EITI Executive Committee from its creation in 2007 until today. Over the last ten years I have participated regularly in our multi-stakeholder dialogue and have witnessed DRC EITI grow from strength to strength as it has dealt with and overcome a number of tough circumstances. The collective awareness of issues facing the extractive sector in the DRC has risen amongst stakeholders and produced results that all parties can…See More
Mar 21

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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
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International Organisation
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http://eiti.org
About My Work
The EITI is a global standard for transparency of revenues from oil, gas and mining sectors. When countries implement the EITI standard, they require companies to publish what they pay and governments to disclose what they receive. The standard is developed by a global multi-stakeholder coalition of governments, companies and civil society.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development

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Address by EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt on contract transparency

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 13:57 0 Comments

The below is based on a speech given by Fredrik Reinfeldt, Chair of the EITI, at the EITI Board meeting side event on contract transparency in Berlin June 2018. 

In 2013, the EITI Standard started to encourage contracts to be disclosed. Contracts, it is worth reminding ourselves, are legal documents that governments enter into on behalf of their people. Experience has shown that in many cases, in particular in countries…

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The Netherlands joins the EITI

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 13:49 0 Comments

The EITI Board today approved the Netherlands’ application to join the EITI.

The Netherlands has been closely involved with the EITI since its inception, and has now made the transition to being both a ‘supporting’ and ‘implementing’ country.

The Netherlands’ admission to the EITI is timely, as it faces changing circumstances in its gas sector. The Groningen gas field in the north-east was discovered in 1959, and is one of the largest gas fields in the world. The…

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Colombia is first country in the Americas to reach the highest level of progress in implementing the EITI Standard

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 13:47 0 Comments

EITI-Colombia has published verified revenue information, shone a light on revenue distribution to regions and started to tackle challenges in environmental regulations.

Colombia was assessed today as the first country in the Americas to meet all the requirements of the EITI Standard. The EITI Board reached that decision in its meeting in Berlin today. The Board found that Colombia had demonstrated satisfactory progress in all requirements of the EITI Standard.

Fredrik…

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Q&A with Rio Tinto

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 13:30 0 Comments

Q&A with Rio Tinto: the first mining company to adopt contract transparency policy

Mining giant Rio Tinto was the first major mining companies to announce that they will support the public disclosure by countries of their mining contracts and licenses. By coming out in favour of contract transparency, the company is joining ranks with Total, as well as smaller oil companies Kosmos Energy and Tullow Oil. In a statement, EITI Chair, Fredrik Reinfeldt “welcomed…

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