Strategies for Building Political Support to Expand EITI to New Countries: Can Civil Society Play a Role?

The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) is an important global effort to help improve governance in resource-rich countries through a volunteer process to publish and verify company payments and government revenues from oil, gas and mining.  Many EITI supporters are involved in promoting the expansion of this Initiative in new countries around the world, including donors, international NGOs, multi-national companies and local civil society organizations; however, there are challenges to moving forward with EITI without the political will of the national government.  In this seminar, Revenue Watch Institute, Partners for Democratic Change and other experts will discuss the arguments for adopting EITI, successful experiences in advocating EITI with participating governments, and the appropriate role of local civil society organizations in promoting the adoption of EITI in their country with a particular focus on the Latin American region.

The seminar will take place from 11:30 a.m  - 1:00 p.m.