What is civil society asking the EITI Board to decide this week?
At the 42nd EITI Board meeting taking place in Kiev, Ukraine this week, key proposed changes to the EITI Standard are being discussed, in particular on how to strengthen the EITI Standard on gender, contract transparency, commodity trading and environmental impact disclosure.
On this page you find the various resources that outline how and why these changes are needed.
Letters and statements from civil society:
- Civil society in 40 countries call for EITI to require contract transparency. French version available here, Spanish version available here.
- Civil society in more than 20 countries ask for environmental transparency to be part of the EITI Standard
- The PWYP Global Council welcomes the nomination of Ms Helen Clark and highlights the key opportunities to reform the Standard in a letter to the EITI Board. French version available here.
- In the Communique, issued at the end of PWYP Global Assembly 2019, PWYP members call on the EITI international board to ensure that the EITI remains a relevant global standard for
extractives transparency by revising the Standard
- Alternate civil society EITI Board member Jana Morgan provides her perspective and recommendations on the proposed EITI Standard revisions in a letter to the Chair of the EITI Board
A series of blogs have also been written:
- Women and the extractive industries – time for the EITI to act – Elisa Peter, Executive Director, PWYP
- Gendered change to transparency in extractives starts in West Africa – Charlotte Ørnemark for PWYP
- Environmental Reporting: Key to Transparency – Cesar Gamboa (Dar, Peru) and Cielo Magno (Bantay Kita, Philippines), EITI Civil Society Board members
- All eyes on Ukraine: the EITI needs to bring gender in from the cold – Maria Ezpeleta, Oxfam (published on Oxfam’s website)
- An Opportunity to Walk the Talk: Making Gender Disclosure Part of the EITI Standard – Rebecca Iwerks, NRGI (published on NRGI’s website)
- No more secret deals – Ian Gary, Oxfam (published on Oxfam’s website)
- It’s Time for EITI to Require Contract Transparency. Here are Four Reasons Why – Rob Pitman (NRGI), Isabel Munilla (Oxfam) (published on NRGI’s website)
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