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What’s the Deal? Evolving Practices in Contract Transparency

28 June 2018 9:30AM CEMT

  • Event

  • Ending 11:00AM CEMT

Conference Centre of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
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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 GhanaGuyana, and Malawi; the Kyrgyz Republic passed a law requiring publication of licenses; and the Democratic Republic of CongoGuinea, 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.

Opening remarks 

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

Johnny West, founder, Open Oil

Gavin Hayman, CEO, Open Contracting Partnership 

Rob Pitman, Governance Officer, NRGI  



Gisela Granado, EITI International Secretariat

Tom Butler, CEO, International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM)​

Pablo Anzorena, Deputy General Director of Hydrocarbon Revenue Operations and Management, Public Credit and Treasury Secretariat, Government of Mexico

Nicole Bieske, Head of Program, Transparency International, Australia

Jean-François Lassalle, Senior Adviser to the President E&P at Total