The objective is to help the EITI become as effective a vehicle as possible for advancing the broader aim of improving transparency of commodity trading. To achieve this, a multi-stakeholder working group on transparency on commodity trading has been created. Working group participants are committed towards playing a demonstrable role in strengthening government and company systems, informing public debate, and enhancing trust.
The EITI International Secretariat's Training Agenda for 2015 provides an overview of events that the International Secretariat aims to organise in 2015, as well as a presentation of further plans to shape and strengthen its broader support capabilities and coordination function.
By I. Ahmadov, J. Mammadov and K. Aslanli
This paper examines the connection between institutional quality and resource dependence in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russian and Turkmenistan.
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Since 2003 a total of 41 EITI Reports have been produced by countries implementing the EITI. Based on EITI's rules, the scope and structure of EITI Reports are determined by the national EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) to ensure local ownership of the EITI process. As a result, EITI Reports between countries can vary in terms of the sectors covered, aggregated or disaggregated data, regularity of the reporting cycle and the reporting currencies. Timely reporting is also varied due to a lack of EITI guidance.
Michael Rosser, Centre for the Future State, Institute of Development Studies, IDS Working Papers - 268, Brighton, United Kingdom, April 2006.
This paper presents a critical survey of the literature on the 'resource curse', focusing on three main questions: (i) are natural resources bad for development?; (ii) what causes the resource curse?; and, (iii) how can the resource curse be overcome? In respect of these questions, three observations are made. First,
The 62nd session of the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the subject of 'Strengthening Transparency in Industries'. The resolution gives strong backing to the EITI by noting that EITI implementing countries' efforts to strengthen transparency.
The resolution, that was passed unanimously 11 September 2008, emphasises that transparency and accountability should be embraced and promoted by all its member states.