Extractive industries

EITI Photo Competition

The EITI International Secretariat 2019 Photo Competition “Open Data, Build Trust” is now open. The competition invites EITI stakeholders to showcase their work on the EITI, specifically how natural resource transparency is having an impact in their country. The winner will be invited and sponsored to attend the EITI ...

Executive training on extractive industries and sustainable development 

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) will host the sixth annual Executive Training on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development from June 4-15, 2018 in New York City. The program is designed to equip public sector officials and civil society representatives from resource-rich developing countries with the necessary skills to promote ...

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Karen communities in Myanmar file complaint against Thai coal mine: IDI

Inclusive Development International (IDI) reports that Karen communities in the Ban Chaung area of Tanintharyi Region, Myanmae, have filed a complaint with the Thai Human Rights Commission, alleging human rights violations related to activities of a Thai-operated open pit coal mine.Read the full release below, or ...

NRGI reports boost in disclosure of oil industry government payments

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) has published an illuminating blog post detailing a recent flurry of activity in oil companies reporting on payments to governments. They note omissions in Italian firm ENI’s disclosure on payments to China, relevant legislation that the disclosures have been ...

Open Development Mekong is now open to data contributors!

We are proud to announce our new data crowdsourcing facility on the regional Open Development platform. By becoming a data contributor, you or your organization will be joining our information ecosystem, giving you the opportunity to expand access to publicly available resources on pressing topics ...

EITI releases progress report 2017: ending company anonymity – the key to fighting corruption

The Extractive Industries Transparency Index (EITI) has released its 2017 progress report, highlighting issues such as ‘Tackling hidden ownership in the extractives sector’, recommending ‘Policy steps towards tackling a trillion dollar challenge’, and ‘Mainstreaming EITI disclosures’. You can view an interactive version of their report or ...

EITI calls for structured open data disclosures from government, industry

The Extractive Industries Transparency Iniative has proposed that its data disclosure model be used as a leveraging tool for institutional embrace of structured open data disclosures in the state and private sectors of developing countries. Mr Djibi Sow, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister and Chair ...

IDI investigation reveals World Bank funded new coal projects post-2013 moratorium

A recent investigation by Inclusive Development International has revealed evidence that the World Bank has continued to fund coal developments in Asia after announcing a moratorium on funding for new projects in 2013.  Read IDI’s announcement in full below, and also see their Outsourcing Development ...

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