Monthly Archives: February 2018

Linking Extractive Industries and the Sustainable Development Goals

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…
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Four Ways Supreme Audit Institutions and EITI Can Bolster Each Other

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. Photo by U.N.…
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How Bankable is Uganda’s Energy and Extractives Sector?

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…
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Peer Learning Event for EITI Implementing in Francophone Countries in Africa

Peer Learning Event for EITI Implementing Francophone Countries in Africa Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) recently hosted a peer-learning workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon (28-30 November) for Francophone Africa. A great number of French speaking African countries are working towards implementing the EITI standards, to demonstrate transparency in their extractive industries sectors. Implementing the standards is challenging. The EITI…
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