Statement from civil society constituency on Ethiopia's admission to EITI

This is the response from the civil society representatives on the EITI Board to Ethiopia's candidacy to the initiative. 

PWYP members respond to Clare Short's open letter on Ethiopia candidacy to EITI

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Madam Chair of the EITI International Board 

Dear Clare Short,

We received your letter in which you shared your views on Ethiopia’s candidacy to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. This letter gave rise to several concerns that we outline below.

1. Our role on the International Board.

Communiqué - Eurasia regional meeting

Civil society groups from Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Ukraine gathered in Batumi, Georgia for three days to participate in a two-day training on the new EITI standard –organised by Revenue Watch Institute- followed by the 9th Eurasia regional meeting. 

EITI International Board members (2013-2015)

Civil society is looking for a representative from civil society (the INGO constituency) to serve as an alternate board member. Please send your CV and cover letter about how you are suitable to the role to [email protected] You can find more information about this here

The Civil Society representatives for the EITI International Board 2013-2015 were chosen by a nominations committee in May 2013.

Citizens’ groups call for oil companies to drop anti-transparency lawsuit

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LONDON, February 25, 2022 — Ahead of Tuesday’s international board meeting of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Oslo, civil society organisations urge oil companies to drop a lawsuit that aims to overturn US transparency laws.

The suit, brought by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and others against the U.S.

Transparency and oil: an Arab pipe dream?

Ten years ago, the global coalition Publish What You Pay helped to start a worldwide initiative to tackle corruption in the extractive industries. In the Middle East and North Africa, that is still a big challenge.

PWYP in MENA – What can we learn from each other?

On 5th and 6th December 2012, Publish What You Pay hosted a workshop for the MENA region, in Beirut.

Auspiciously perhaps, the workshop took place as Lebanon was in in the midst of setting up its energy sector and was launching bids for offshore exploration licenses. Indeed, for many countries in the region – whether because of new regimes, new discoveries or simply a new motivation for change – it seems an opportune time to campaign for transparency and accountability in the extractive sector.

Oil Company Lawsuit Against US Securities and Exchange Commission Threatens Global Transparency Initiative

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As the International Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) meets in Lusaka, Zambia this week to discuss the future of the initiative, the Publish What You Pay United States coalition takes the following position:

As EITI Civil Society Board Members head to Lusaka for these crucial negotiations on the future of the EITI, we are extremely disappointed that the American Petroleum Institu

The Maputo Declaration - Moving from Transparency to Accountability

Eastern and Southern Africa Meeting

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8 - 11 May. Maputo, Mozambique.

We, as coalition members of Publish What You Pay from 12 Eastern and Southern African countries, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, met under the auspices of Publish What You Pay (PWYP), on the theme of moving from transparency to accountability.

Publish What You Pay welcomes U.S. pledge to adopt domestic oil and mining transparency initiative

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The international civil society coalition Publish What You Pay welcomed today’s U.S. commitment to participate in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to increase transparency in oil, mining and gas revenues collected from U.S.

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