EITI Case Study: Data in the Delta

Published Date: 
January, 2017
Publisher: 
EITI

Open data has received a lot of attention in the international arena during the last decade. In parallel to this, the EITI has expanded its work in this area, with a newly-approved open data policy and requirements for EITI implementing countries on open data policies and disclosures. This paper identifies and discusses some key opportunities and challenges of open data in the Nigerian context. It provides recommendations for both EITI and NEITI in their transition toward open data.

EITI and CONNEX: Lessons, Challenges and Complementarity

Published Date: 
December, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

Commercial contract negotiations between governments and multinational corporations are complex, nowhere more so than in the extractive sector. Experience from the 51 EITI countries has shown the need for greater expertise on behalf of host governments when negotiating contracts.

The EITI is a Standard implemented by 51 countries and overseen at the national level by EITI National Commissions (also known as multi-stakeholder groups), which bring together government, companies and civil society groups to find common solutions to governance issues in the extractive sector.

Overview London Commitments

Overview of London Summit commitments (May 2016)

Published Date: 
June, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

At the London Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May 2016, 42 countries made committments. Find compilations of the commitments made below: 

Overview from the Natural Resource Governance Institute on country commitments by topic (beneficial ownership, contract transparency and commodity trading)Extractives transparency country commitments (and references to EITI)Beneficial ownership country commitments

Beneficial ownership pilot evaluation report

Published Date: 
October, 2015
Publisher: 
EITI

Transparency about company and government payments is important for accountability, but tells citizens little about who owns extractive companies and ultimately benefits from the companies’ activities. In many cases, the identity of the real owners – the ‘beneficial owners’ – of the companies that have acquired rights to extract oil, gas and minerals is unknown, often hidden behind a chain of corporate entities. This opacity can contribute to corruption, money laundering and tax evasion in the extractive sector.

Reports to Reform

Published Date: 
February, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

Highlighting the potential of recommendations from EITI Reports

The EITI, NOCs and the sale of the government’s oil

Published Date: 
March, 2015
Publisher: 
EITI

A brief on how the EITI can be a tool for improving transparency in the oil trading business.

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This paper provides an overview of EITI reporting by state-owned, National Oil Companies (NOC) and oil traders. It sets out the importance of transparency and accountability in the “first trade” i.e. the sale of oil by NOC to oil trading companies. In many resource-rich countries, the largest revenue streams accruing to government are a share of production, received “in-kind” rather than in cash. 

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