Head of EITI Holds Meetings with Representatives of Civil Society

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Chairman of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Clare Short held a meeting with representatives of non-governmental organizations and independent media in Baku.

Uganda tipped on oil and gas

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It is now close to a decade since the first commercially viable oil deposits were confirmed in Uganda. But the wait for the country’s first oil barrel is still on, much to the chagrin of oil companies on the local scene.

Penplusbytes, NRGI hold media training on extractives sector

Monday, October 5, 2015

Penplusbytes in partnership with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is organising a twelve-day training programme in Accra on the extractives sector for 24 journalists from Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania.

Extractive industries seek gold standard

Monday, September 28, 2015

A visiting Mongolian delegation comprised of government, industry and civil society active in the petroleum and mining sectors shared their experience in implementing the EITI with their Cambodian counterparts at a workshop in Phnom Penh yesterday.

Revisiting That NEITI Audit Report

Sunday, September 27, 2015

NEITI presented two independent audit reports in June 2014. These were the 2007-2011 Fiscal Allocation and Statutory Disbursement Audit and the Solid Minerals Audit reports.

NEITI Seeks Power to Double Monetary Penalty On Oil Companies

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEITI is seeking an amendment to its laws that would allow it double civil money penalty on mining, oil and gas companies for providing false information regarding volumes of production, sales and income.

Asia-Pacific: Feeling the Pinch from Lower Commodity Prices

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lower commodity prices are hurting revenues in resource-rich Asia-Pacific countries. Sound fiscal regime and improved tax administration capacity can help reduce impact of revenue losses.

Is your business complying with the Canadian Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Canadian Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act1 (the Act) came into force on June 1, 2015. The purpose of this legislation is to implement Canada’s international commitments to fight corruption in the extractive industries.

Myanmar’s mining investment and its discontents

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Following five decades of rule by socialist and military governments, under which the country became one of the least developed countries in the world, a new chapter of Myanmar’s engagement with the international community was opened in March 2011.

Dar Unveils New Extractive Sector Contracts Drafting Approach

Monday, September 21, 2015

The government has announced a new approach of involving a team of multi-disciplinary professionals in drafting and negotiating contracts in the extractive industry to ensure the country benefits efficiently from its natural resources.