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Government reaffirms its commitment to natural resource transparency

The Ecuadorian government officially announced last week its intention to become an EITI implementing country. “In deciding to adhere to the EITI, the Government of Ecuador seeks to guarantee transparency and efficiency in the management of the country's natural resources,” said Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources (MERNNR), Carlos Pérez

2019 EITI Global Conference reinforces progress, actions and commitments to extractives transparency. 

The EITI Global Conference is the extractive industries’ premier forum for bringing together representatives from governments, companies, civil society and other stakeholders to tackle the governance challenges facing resource-rich states. 

Eddie Rich is moving on as Deputy Head of the EITI International Secretariat after 12 years with the organisation. Eddie has been appointed as CEO for the International Hydropower Association, a non-profit membership organisation committed to advancing sustainable hydropower. 

Eddie was part of the original team that helped establish the EITI International Secretariat in Oslo. The International Secretariat supports the implementation of the EITI across the world. Prior to the EITI,

At the opening of the 8th EITI Global Conference in Paris, outgoing EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt formally launched the 2019 EITI Standard:

This is one of the most significant achievements of the outgoing EITI Board. It has involved a huge consultative exercise and, as with previous versions, in line with the EITI way, it draws on practice in the implementing countries.

The EITI's outgoing Chair, Fredrik Reinfeldt, launched the 2019 Progress Report today, 18 June, at the opening session of the EITI Global Conference in Paris. Commenting on the achievements of the EITI in the past year, and during his term as Chair, he highlighted the revisions made to the EITI Standard as an important milestone:

Armenia, Colombia and Zambia receive awards.

The EITI Chair's Awards recognise countries that have shown leadership, determination and resourcefulness in implementing the EITI.

Chair of the EITI, Fredrik Reinfeldt, announced the winners of the 2019 EITI Chair's Award at the opening session of the EITI Global Conference in Paris on 18 June.

The three winners in 2019 were:

Reflecting on EITI’s potential and actual contribution to the global anti-corruption agenda.

There is a global consensus that in many countries, extractives sector corruption can deprive the population of resources needed to reduce poverty. Resource-rich countries are increasingly taking measures to tackle corruption and resulting illicit financial flows head on through national strategies and global initiatives.

The EITI Board assessed the status of four implementing countries - Albania, Mali, Peru and Sierra Leone - at its meeting in Paris on 17 June.

The EITI is implemented at the national level. In accordance with the EITI Standard, all EITI implementing countries are subject to periodic evaluation (“Validation”). Validation focuses on adherence to the EITI’s requirements on stakeholder engagement and government and company disclosures.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Members’ Meeting today confirmed the appointment of Rt Hon. Helen Clark as the Chair of the EITI. The EITI Board for 2019-2022 was also elected (list here

Helen Clark is a widely respected global leader on sustainable development and international cooperation. She served three successive terms as Prime Minister of New Zealand between 1999 and 2008. While in government, she led policy debate on a wide range of economic, social,

At the 2019 EITI Global Conference in Paris, the EITI welcomed KAZ Minerals PLC as its newest supporting company. 

KAZ Minerals is a copper company focused on large scale, low cost open pit mining in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) Region.  The Group is listed in London and Kazakhstan. KAZ Minerals operates the Bozshakol open pit mine in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan, the Aktogay pit open mine and three underground mines in the East Region of Kazakhstan,