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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

EITI Progress Report 2020

The Progress Report is the EITI’s annual overview of the progress to improve transparency and governance of natural resources in the EITI countries around the world. 

This edition presents success stories of transparency across the extractives sector value chain in more than 20 countries, from the disclosure of extractives agreements to the monitoring of revenue transfers to local communities.

Open data | Open for business 

Many EITI implementing countries have been adversely affected by a triple crisis – the Covid-19 pandemic, low and volatile commodity prices and decreased revenues from the extractive sector.

Providing support is a priority for the EITI during this period. This is why we created the Covid-19 Resource Centre, which includes guidance on EITI flexible reporting, revised Validation schedules and useful tools to support EITI implementing countries. 

Our purpose

We believe that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens.

Our mission is to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and provide the data to inform greater transparency and accountability in the extractives sector.

By becoming a member of the EITI, countries commit to disclose information along the extractive industry value chain – from how extraction rights are awarded, to how revenues make their way through the government and how they benefit the public. Through participation in the EITI, 55 countries have agreed to a common set of rules governing what has to be disclosed and when – the EITI Standard.

In each country that has joined the EITI, a multi-stakeholder group, composed of government, companies and civil society supports implementation of the Standard.   

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The EITI Standard requires countries and companies to disclose information on the key steps in the governance of oil, gas and mining revenues: