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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
Lead Organization Name
  • Standards
  • Capacity Building
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Mining
Lead by
  • Donor
  • Civil Society
  • Industry
  • Government

EITI aims to provide revenue transparency at the local level in resource-rich countries

Value Chain Focus
  • Fiscal Design and Administration
    • - Transparency and accountability in fiscal design and administration
  • Revenue Management and Distribution
    • - Transparency and accountability in revenue management and/or distribution
Have a mix of stakeholders such as public, private and civil society sectors contributed to the design of the initiative?
Geographical Focus
  • Global
  • National
In-country work
Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, East Timor, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakstan, Kyrgystan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Yemen, Zambia
Who is it for?
industrial extractives companies, small-scale extractives companies, host country national governments, host country local governments, local civil society, international civil society
How does the initiative try to reach its objective?

By requiring full disclosure of natural resource revenue payments between extractive companies and government agencies in countries that implement the EITI standard, and by bringing together government, civil society, and oil, gas and mining companies, and together design templates for transparency in revenue collection, monitor the use of the templates (through a Secretariat) and analyze data collected in the form of a report. Countries first join the EITI as a candidate country, and after correct implementation of the EITI requirements will become a 'compliant' country.