What the EITI stands for
The global ‘Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’ (EITI) advocates more financial transparency and accountability in the extractive sector.
Founded in 2003, the initiative had its first origins as part of the 2002 Sustainability Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is based on close cooperation between governments, companies and civil societies in more than 50 countries. These countries disclose information on tax payments, licenses, quantities extracted and other important data about the extraction of oil, gas and mineral resources.
The populations of resource-rich countries can particularly benefit by doing so, because where information on revenues is disclosed, there is less mistrust and fewer conflicts – and funds can foster the economic and social development of a country.
The EITI also promotes an informed debate on the policies regarding natural resources and their use by making information available to the public. This enables the citizens of a country to hold those responsible for politics and the economy more accountable.
You may also be interested in...
Stakeholders from different sectors
How Germany is implementing the standard
RT @EITIorg: Hear hear! #Ukraine 's law that was passed in September 2018 was hailed by campaigners as a milestone on the road to #transpa…
Veröffentlichung der aktualisierten 2. Auflage des D-EITI Berichts
42. Board Meeting in Kyiv @UaEiti