The board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is meeting in Oslo this week to discuss, among other issues, the mainstreaming of extractive sector reporting. As focus moves away from EITI reports to governments’ own systems, it is important to examine the initiative’s relationship with key domestic actors like supreme audit institutions. [caption id="attachment_15145" align="alignnone" width="405"]
Extractive industries have a vast global footprint and present a primary sector in many countries. Approximately 3,5 billion people live in countries rich in oil, gas or minerals. In 2010, it was estimated that the formal mining sector alone employed more than 3,7 million workers, with a further 25 million people working in artisanal and...Read More
A 2015 report on Ease of Doing business by the World Bank ranked Uganda 150 out of 189 countries. Uganda ranks below its East African community neighbours except Burundi, and according to the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2013 was valued at USD 1.19 Billion mainly from India and China. The...Read More
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- About this issue
- Linking Extractive Industries and the Sustainable Development Goals
- Four Ways Supreme Audit Institutions and EITI Can Bolster Each Other
- How Bankable is Uganda's Energy and Extractives Sector?
- Transfer Pricing Course held in...