The contract transparency landscape within the extractive industries is changing fast. More than half of Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) member countries have disclosed extractive industry contracts and 16 EITI supporting companies have now made statements supporting publication in some form. In the last year alone, new contracts were disclosed for the first time in Ghana, Guyana, and Malawi; the Kyrgyz Republic passed a law requiring publication of licenses; and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Mexico have produced state-of-the-art contract portals.
But how can citizens benefit? What’s in it for the companies? And what should governments do as part of a comprehensive package reforms in this area? Organized by the EITI Secretariat, NRGI, OXFAM, OpenOil and Open Contracting Partnership, this event will examine evolving practices and provide a forum for stakeholders to discuss how the movement can use contract transparency to support robust, stable and fair deals. It will showcase two new reports on the issue: Oxfam’s 2018 company contract disclosure survey and NRGI and Open Contracting Partnership’s new research on best practices in concession awards.
Fredrik Reinfeldt, EITI Chair and former Prime Minister of Sweden
Jonas Moberg, Executive Director, EITI International Secretariat
Isabel Munilla, policy lead, extractive industries at Oxfam America