StakeholdersParliaments and political parties
The Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) seeks to improve transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sectors. In countries participating in EITI, oil, gas and mining companies must publish what they pay to governments, and governments must publish what they receive. Parliaments play an essential role in working to ensure that oil, gas and mining resources benefit the public interest. The EITI reporting scheme offers many benefits to members of parliament including providing essential information on revenues, licenses, and production data for oversight purposes. This briefing provides an introduction to the EITI standard, and suggests questions and strategies for successful parliamentary engagement with the EITI.